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:
— Nicki (@nickiknowsnada) July 11, 2017
Subject: You wanna commit treason?
Don Jr. YASS BITCH YASSS
— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) July 11, 2017
Don Jr. checks his email … pic.twitter.com/sc6JdA3fjt
— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) July 11, 2017
Tiffany would have at least deleted the email
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) July 11, 2017
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 (@JuddLegum) July 11, 2017
BREAKING: Upon learning of Trump Jr.'s Russia email, House Oversight Chair Trey Gowdy immediately scheduled a hearing on Benghazi.
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) July 11, 2017
I think it's safe to say investigators will want to see the email where Russian officials ask Donald Trump Jr if he wants some collusion… pic.twitter.com/QARe9kLWVy
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) July 11, 2017
Uh oh. pic.twitter.com/5oZy2vbfFg
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) July 11, 2017
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 (@JoeNBC) July 11, 2017
— Chris Fredrickson (@Chrismf6) July 11, 2017
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 (@mattmfm) July 11, 2017
Donald Trump Jr: I can handle things! I'm smart! Not like everybody says … like dumb… I'm smart and I want respect! pic.twitter.com/DpudwJ8N8T
— Michael Tannenbaum (@iamTannenbaum) July 11, 2017