Um, This Doesn't Help You, Dude

Donald Trump Jr. just tweeted what he says is "the full email chain" leading to his meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya.

The screencap embedded in the second tweet contains this passage from an email attributed to Rob Goldstone: "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."

It appears, from screencaps embedded in the first tweet, that Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort — who attended the meeting with Veselnitskaya along with Don Jr. — are cc'ed on the email, so they, too, were well aware that the Russian government was offering material support for Trump's campaign.

As Sarah Kendzior notes, because Kushner did not disclose this meeting with Veselnitskaya, "Donald Trump Jr just tweeted evidence that his brother-in-law lied on his SF-86 security clearance form — a federal crime."

All of which is only accurate if Don Jr. tweeted authentic documents. But these emails don't exactly exonerate him the way he seems to believe they do, so I'm not sure why he'd tweet fakes that don't help him. At all.

There's a lot of incredible stuff going on here, but I'm particularly intrigued by the Trump Team's defense of this meeting that it's just how politics works. Just regular old politics. LOL sure it is. (It definitely isn't.) Trump's campaign was centered around how he isn't a politician, and his plentiful fuck-ups have routinely been defended on the basis that he isn't an expert in politics — but now we're supposed to dismiss this evidence of possible treason because these ALL OF A SUDDEN POLITICAL EXPERTS are assuring us that this is just politics as usual.

Wow. The chutzpah. Wow.

Get these fucking traitors out of the White House pronto.

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