Treason. Espionage. Collusion. Criminal Conspiracy. Illegal solicitation of contribution from a foreign national. These are just some of the allegations being thrown around after Donald Trump Jr. released copies of emails detailing the planning of a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin on the promise of obtaining dirt on Hillary Clinton.
In the emails, the publicist who brokered the meeting tells Trump Jr. the meeting was part of a larger Russian effort to help his father win the presidency. "This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump," he said. "If it's what you say I love it especially later in the summer," Trump Jr. replied. The soliciting of Clinton information as well as his welcoming of a broader Russian effort to help his father opens up several legal fronts on which the president's son may have to defend himself. Continue reading on VICE News.