If you haven’t heard, Donald Trump Jr. recently tweeted out emails between himself and Rob Goldstone, a right-wing opposition researcher who was acting as an intermediary between a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer who promised harmful information about Hillary Clinton.
Goldstone arranged a meeting between “Russian government attorney” Natalia Veselnitskaya and Trump Jr. at Trump Tower on June 9 of last year where he would receive the information as part of “Russia and its government’s support” of the Trump campaign.
Here is page 4 (which did not post due to space constraints). pic.twitter.com/z1Xi4nr2gq
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 11, 2017
The meeting was attended by Veselnitskaya , Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump’s husband Jared Kushner and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Apparently, Goldstone was there too because he checked in on Facebook at Trump Tower for the meeting:
“Preparing for meeting.” I’m dying! pic.twitter.com/jC5UpPUyhQ
— Shari Nilsson (@sharicn) July 11, 2017
He was also there in February, though the reason is yet unknown.
Interestingly, Goldstone celebrated Trump’s election by posting this picture to Instagram:
Here’s his instagram day after election pic.twitter.com/iXgjcDoaDO
— MaggyResistant (@Maggyw519) July 11, 2017
Just for fun, here are a couple more photos of him that people have found showing him to be a truly stand-up individual:
Well, you are talking about this guy… pic.twitter.com/QPJSaB6wBE
— Princess Leah 👸 (@PrincessLeahSh) July 11, 2017
— Don The Con (@LyinDonTheCon) July 11, 2017
Just in case The Donald tries to weasel out of this by saying that he has never personally met Goldstone or Veselnitskaya, here’s a photo of that happening:
Also have to love the photographic evidence of Trump and Goldstone previously meeting. Here they are together. Goldstone is circled. pic.twitter.com/FzdSgU4yeG
— Trial Lawyer Richard (@TrialLawyerRich) July 11, 2017
One thing to note that that, according to Goldstone’s timeline, the meeting happened at around 4 PM. At 4:40 PM, Trump tweeted about Hillary’s emails.
How long did it take your staff of 823 people to think that up–and where are your 33,000 emails that you deleted? https://t.co/gECLNtQizQ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2016
Let’s be clear here: Trump Jr. knew the information he would receive was coming from a hostile dictatorship. He was told that it was part of the Russian government’s backing of his father. He went anyway.
Trump Jr. recently hired a criminal defense lawyer.
Featured image via Instagram