Just as President Donald Trump's oldest son thought the news-cycle was getting past his previously undisclosed meeting with a Russian lawyer in June who claimed to have dirt on Hillary Clinton -- the New York Times dropped a bombshell.
According to the Times, Trump Jr. was the recipient of an email from the Russians stating their desire to help the presidential campaign of his father.
Twitter -- including even the conservative Drudge Report -- let him have it:
#Breaking: NYT update, Donald Trump Jr. in fact got email prior to meeting that Russian govt wanted to help Trump g… https://t.co/Bo5Qt6xl2v— nicki 🌊 (@nicki 🌊)1499736871.0
Don Jr. checks his email ... https://t.co/sc6JdA3fjt— Ross Douthat (@Ross Douthat)1499737297.0
Tiffany would have at least deleted the email— Igor Bobic (@Igor Bobic)1499737372.0
THERE IS LITERALLY AN EMAIL WHERE RUSSIA OFFERS TO COLLUDE WITH THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND TRUMP JR SAYS ABSOLUTELY LETS SET UP A MEETING— Judd Legum (@Judd Legum)1499736169.0
I think it's safe to say investigators will want to see the email where Russian officials ask Donald Trump Jr if he… https://t.co/V5ed9loedP— Caroline Orr Bueno (@Caroline Orr Bueno)1499737663.0
The Trump Team's "We're stupid and never ran a campaign before" defense falls apart because campaign vet Paul Manafort was in the meeting.— Joe Scarborough (@Joe Scarborough)1499736479.0
If email to Trump Jr. is as NYT describes: - there was Russian collusion - it specifically helped Trump - they knew about it as it happened— Matt McDermott (@Matt McDermott)1499736043.0