Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday released the entire set of emails between himself and music publicist Rob Goldstone -- and they contain explicit promises of support from "Russia and its government for Mr. Trump."
Trump Jr. took to Twitter and posted copies of the emails, which he said he was releasing for the sake of transparency.
In the first email sent from Goldstone to Trump, the music publicist explicitly told the elder Trump son that he was offering information to the Trump campaign that was "part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump."
"The Crown prosecutor of Russia... offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father," Goldstone wrote. "This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump."
Trump Jr. did not question the appropriateness of getting information about Clinton from the Russian government, and replied, "Thanks Rob, I appreciate it." He then offered to "do a call first thing next week" when he got back to New York after being on the campaign trail.
In a later email, Goldstone explicitly told Trump Jr. that a "Russian government attorney" was flying over from Moscow to meet him in Trump Tower on Thursday, June 9.
Trump Jr. then confirmed that he, brother-in-law Jared Kushner, and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort would all meet with the attorney at Trump Tower.
Read the full email chain, as posted by Trump Jr., below.
Here's my statement and the full email chain https://t.co/x050r5n5LQ— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.)1499785210.0
Here is page 4 (which did not post due to space constraints). https://t.co/z1Xi4nr2gq— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.)1499785310.0