Not sure how or why it happened. But my last search for the Trump Jr. emails seemed to have tapped into some alternate dimension. The exchange starts off the same, but takes several unexpected turns. . .
On Jun 3, 2016, at 10:36 AM, Rob Goldstone wrote:
Emin just called and asked me to contact you with something very interesting. The Crown prosecutor of Russia met with his father Aras this morning and in their meeting 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.
This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump – helped along by Aras and Emin.
What do you think is the best way to handle this information and would you be able to speak to Emin about it directly?
I can also send this info to your father via Rhona, but it is ultra sensitive so wanted to send to you first.
On Jun 3, 2016, at 10:53, Donald Trump Jr. wrote:
Thanks Rob I appreciate that. I am on the road at the moment but, perhaps I need to speak to Emin again. Not sure we’ll be able to meet at all. Not just acting on behalf of Trump brand anymore. Running for federal office here so we have to do things differently. If it’s what you say I’m pretty sure we have to drop it.
On Jun 3, 2016, at 10:55, Donald Trump Jr. wrote:
Going to touch base with Jared about this and maybe a few of our folks from inside the beltway. Please don’t present this to Sr. (or Rhona) at all until I get back to you.
Thanks for understanding,
From: Rob Goldstone
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2016 12:40 PM
To: Donald Trump, Jr.
Subject: Re: Russia – Clinton – private and confidential
Let me know when you are free to talk with Emin by phone about this Hillary info – you had mentioned early this week so wanted to try to schedule a time and day
Best to you and family Rob Goldstone
From: Donald Trump, Jr.
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2016 12:42 PM
To: Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort
Subject: Fwd: Re: Russia – Clinton – private and confidential
Hey guys, bringing you in the loop here. Please see the exchange below. It’s Goldstone again, this time he’s not just dropping hints. I don’t want to jeopardize any of our relationships, but at this point in the campaign we really can’t ignore something so explicit. Is he seriously offering us Russian intelligence?
Leaving out Big D for now, let’s keep the candidate uncontaminated.
– J Man
From: Jared Kushner
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2016 12:51 PM
To: Donald Trump, Jr., Paul Manafort, Donald Trump Sr.
Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: Russia – Clinton – private and confidential
Wow. When Flynn warned us about this kind of thing I didn’t believe him but there it is. Not sure what the hell he was thinking. He knows the door is closed on everything til either the campaign or D’s term is over with. He sat there nodding along with everybody else when we met about the divestment plan.
Yeah, give Goldstone a hard NO. It cannot even look like we’re colluding. And we’re gonna have to tell somebody. This would go to DOJ right? I’ll ask Flynn.
As long as we’re transparent we should be fine. cc’ing Big D.
From: Donald Trump, Sr.
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2016 1:22 PM
To: Donald Trump, Jr, Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner
Subject: Re: Re: Fwd: Re: Russia – Clinton – private and confidential
HOLY SMOKES! Thought Emin and company could follow the rules. Sad.
Not fun, but gotta go to authorities. My campaign = OPEN BOOK. We don’t want foreign powers colluding with anybody’s campaign. Believe me, I know.
No worries. Good for us long term. We’re doing the right thing here! Saying NO to the Russians? This will play great. I’ll have Kellyanne whip something up.
GOOD CATCH Don Junior! Really proud of you.
WHAT A TEAM!
– Big D