Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner plan to make public their emails from their meetings with a Russian lawyer
Posted On June 18, 2021
Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump, Jr., has released a series of emails that he claims show his father’s team was negotiating with the Russian government to get access to emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, John Podesta.
Trump Jr., in a series on his website, shared emails from May and June 2016, which were sent between the campaign and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government.
The emails included a Russian government request for “all documents related to the Clinton campaign,” as well as a request to view “all emails related to Russia and Trump campaign,” according to the emails released by Trump Jr..
“The Trump campaign and Russia did not collude, nor do they have any intention of colluding with anyone,” Trump Jr.’s statement said.
“It is important to note that any suggestion otherwise is simply false and the subject of a complete and total lie.”
“These emails show the campaign was fully engaged in negotiations with the Russians regarding the release of the DNC emails.
The Trump campaign did not ‘collude’ with Russia in any way and the Trump campaign, the Trump Organization, or Donald Trump did not have any relationship whatsoever with the Russia government,” the statement continued.
“These messages are the result of an extensive FBI investigation.
No collusion between the Trump Campaign and the Russian Government occurred.
These emails also show that the Trump team knew the DNC’s email release was coming, and the campaign had no knowledge of its existence or intent.”
The statement also noted that the campaign “was fully engaged with the FBI during the entirety of the 2016 election cycle, and they have never provided any information to any American authorities about this matter.”
Trump Jr released the emails to his father and his campaign manager Paul Manafort.
“The emails show that our campaign was full of transparency and openness,” Trump Sr. said in a statement.
“This email chain, the totality of the emails, and all of the information that was provided to the campaign show that this campaign was as transparent as it could be.”
The email exchange came after the Justice Department announced its own investigation into the Trump 2016 campaign and its ties to Russia.
The White House said it was not part of the DOJ probe and that the emails were provided to it.