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‘Full damage control mode’: MSNBC reporter paints picture of chaos unleashed by Trump Jr.’s emails

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Donald Trump Jr.’s decision to release his emails about his meeting with a Russian lawyer has reportedly caused total chaos to break out at the Trump White House.

During a Tuesday afternoon panel discussion, MSNBC reporter Kristen Welker painted a gruesome picture of an administration scrambling to come up with ways to spin the latest bombshell revelations that confirmed Trump Jr. was explicitly told that his meeting with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya was “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”

“This is now a White House that is in full damage control,” she said. “This complicates the narrative even further that we have heard consistently — from the president, from the vice president, from his top officials on down — saying that no one from his campaign met with or knew about Russia’s efforts to try to intervene with Russia’s efforts to intervene in the 2016 race, or to try to collude with them.”

Welker went on to state that there was no way that the Trump White House could pretend that Trump’s eldest son was not directly connected to the president.

“This is [one of the] highest-level [people] within the president’s inner circle, who essentially released emails today acknowledging that he met with someone who he thought had information that was damaging to Hillary Clinton,” she explained. “And he was told that information came from the Russian government. That is significant.”

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On Thursday, NPR reported that President Donald Trump is naming Eugene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to take over as Secretary of Labor.

Scalia, who served on the court from 1986 to his death in 2016, was known as one of the staunchest conservatives on the bench. His seat was deliberately kept vacant by Republicans for over a year to deny President Barack Obama the ability to make an appointment to it.

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