Politics

Donald Trump Jr. Told in Writing Russia Wanted to Help His Father Win

Trump Jr. got an email that specifically noted Russia’s interest in the 2016 presidential election from an entertainment publicist named Rob Goldstone.
July 11, 2017, 4:42am

Donald Trump Jr. knew his meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer promising damaging information about Hillary Clinton was part of a Russian government attempt to help Trump win the presidency, the New York Times reported Monday, citing three people with knowledge of the matter.

The email, which specifically noted Russia's interest in the 2016 presidential election, was sent by an entertainment publicist named Rob Goldstone, who reportedly helped arrange the meeting on behalf of his client, Emin Agalarov, a Russian pop star, who said a Russian lawyer named Natalia Veselnitskaya had information on illegal donations to the DNC.

Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort were also present at the meeting.

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