Donald Trump Jr Releases Emails Exchanged Ahead Of Meeting With Russian Lawyer

Tyler Durden's picture

When we discussed the latest sequel in the NYT story involving Donald Trump Jr and the Russian attorney who allegedly, but not really, had damaging information about Hillary Clinton, and who was supposedly working for the Russian government, although both she and the Kremlin deny this, we said that "in short, the situation could be resolved quickly and effectively once the Goldstone's email is presented."

12 hours later Donald Trump Jr has done just this, and moments ago he released the entire email chain from his conversation with Rob Goldstone, as well as the following explanation:

To everyone, in order to be totally transparent, I am releasing the entire email chain of my emails with Rob Goldstone about the meeting on June 9, 2016. The first email on June 3, 2016 was from Rob, who was relating a request from Emin, a person I knew from the 2013 Ms. Universe Pageant near Moscow. Emin and his father have a very highly respected company in Moscow. The information they suggested they had about Hillary Clinton I thought was Political Opposition Research.


I first wanted to just have a phone call but when that didn't work out, they said the woman would be in New York and asked if I would meet. I decided to take the meeting. The woman, as she has said publicly, was not a government official. And, as we have said, she had no information to provide and wanted to talk about adoption policy and the Magnitsky Act.


To put this in context, this occurred before the current Russian fever was in vogue.


As Rob Goldstone said just today in the press, the entire meeting was "the most inane nonsense I ever heard. And I was actually agitated by It."

The key highlight is the introductory section, in which Goldstone says that the Russian Crown prosecutor is offering 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" and adds that "this is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump."

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?

To this Trump Jr.'s response was: "…if it's what you say I love it especially later in the summer."

As a reminder, the email chain was to arrange a meeting between Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer who had promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Trump Jr.’s email release comes after the NYT reported last night that he was warned beforehand that the Russian lawyer promising dirt on Clinton was part of a Russian government effort to help his father’s presidential campaign.

The meeting took place on June 6, 2016. In addition to Trump, Jr., Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, also attended.

Previously, Trump Jr. had said that the Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, did not have the promised opposition research and instead arranged the meeting to press for changes on a U.S. policy that restricts adoptions of Russian children.

The full chain is below in reverse chronological order:

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Below is the email chain in simple text:

June 3, 2016, 10:36 a.m.

From Rob Goldstone to Donald Trump Jr.

Good morning


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 officials documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and hear 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 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.



Rob Goldstone

June 3, 2016, 10:53 a.m.

From Donald Trump Jr. to Rob Goldstone

Thanks Rob I appreciate that. I am on the road at the moment but perhaps I just speak to Emin first. Seems we have some time and if it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer. Could we do a call first thing next week when I am back?





June 6, 2016, 12:40 p.m.

From Rob Goldstone to Donald Trump Jr.

Hi Don


Let me know when you are free to talk with Emin by phone about this Hillary info – you had mention early this week so wanted to try to schedule a time and day Best to you and family Rob Goldstone

June 6, 2016, 15:03

From Donald Trump Jr. to Rob Goldstone

Rob could we speak now?



June 6, 2016, 3:37 p.m.

From Rob Goldstone to Donald Trump Jr.

Let me track him down in Moscow


What number could he call?

June 6, 2016, 15:38

From Donald Trump Jr. to Rob Goldstone

My cell thanks



June 6, 2016, 3:43 p.m.

From Rob Goldstone to Donald Trump Jr.

Ok he’s on stage in Moscow but should be off within 20 Minutes so I am sure can call Rob

June 6, 2016, 16:38

From Donald Trump Jr. to Rob Goldstone

Rob thanks for the help.



June 7, 2016, 4:20 p.m.

From Rob Goldstone to Donald Trump Jr.



Hope all is well


Emin asked that I schedule a meeting with you and The Russian government attorney who is flying over from Moscow for this Thursday.


I believe you area aware of the meeting – and so wondered if 3pm or later on Thursday works for you?


I assume it would be at your office.




Rob Goldstone

June 7, 2016, 5:16 p.m.

From Donald Trump Jr. to Rob Goldstone

How about 3 at our offices? Thanks rob appreciate you helping set it up.



June 7, 2016, 5:19 p.m.

From Rob Goldstone to Donald Trump Jr.

Perfect…I won’t sit in on the meeting, but will bring them at 3pm and introduce you etc. I will send the names of the two people meeting with you for security when I have them later today.





June 7, 2016, 18:14

From Donald Trump Jr. to Rob Goldstone

Great. It will likely be Paul Manafort (campaign boss) my brother in law and me. 725 Fifth Ave 25th floor.

June 8, 2016, 10:34 a.m.

From Rob Goldstone to Donald Trump Jr.

Good morning


Would it be possible to move tomorrow meeting to 4pm as the Russian attorney is in court until 3 i was just informed.





June 8, 2016, 11:15

From Donald Trump Jr. to Rob Goldstone

Yes Rob I could do that unless they wanted to do 3 today instead… Just let me know and ill lock it in either way.



June 8, 2016, 11:18 a.m.

From Rob Goldstone to Donald Trump Jr.

They can’t do today as she hasn’t landed yet from Moscow 4pm is great tomorrow





June 8, 2016, 12:03 p.m.

From Donald Trump Jr. to Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner

Meeting got moved to 4 tomorrow at my offices.





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According to Reuters, legal experts were divided on whether Trump Jr.'s participation in the meeting with the Russian lawyer could lead to criminal liability.

Collusion in and of itself is not a crime. But if the younger Trump conspired or aided and abetted a criminal action, such as hacking into American computer networks, that could be grounds for criminal charges. Several lawyers also said that the meeting could run afoul of federal election laws barring campaigns from accepting gifts or things of value from foreign nationals.

It also adds that the emails "do not at first glance appear to provide evidence of illegal activity, and Trump Jr. has said a meeting he later had with a Russian lawyer arranged via Goldstone primarily involved discussion of U.S. sanctions." However, as we discussed yesterday, Goldstone's statement that the promise of incriminating information on Democratic presidential candidate Clinton was "part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump" provides new ammunition for investigators who are probing whether there was collusion between the Kremlin and Trump’s presidential campaign, which will certainly further derail and delay and hope of an economic agenda being passed by Trump in his first year in office, or for that matter, ever.

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roadhazard's picture

Faux Nooze is backing up today.

derrick773's picture

NYT matches the CNN lows. Unbelievable!

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

The part in the emails from Russia about Hillary(!) being a fat, NASTY, MEAN, bitch with cankles is really good. They kept the truth bottled up for long enough. Russia let it out.

FrozenGoodz's picture

SPX rolling ... Silve breaking ... looks like Mr. Market wants a double on that lil nothing-burger 

Arnold's picture

I hope there was nothing classified in them, now that the emails are 'leaked' directly to the public.

Good move.

This anonymous and third party leaks is getting Real old.

FrozenGoodz's picture

NYT tipped him off they were going to publish ... not sure an attorney would've recommended the move

eclectic syncretist's picture

At least now we know what Comey was doing at the NYT

nmewn's picture

So, would this be before or after Natalia the Russian adoption specialist "hacked" into the DNC?...LMAO!!!

It's beyond a nothingburger, it's not even as filling as cotton candy...breaking nuuuz!...Trump Jr was fooled into a meeting where no opposition research was presented!

GUS100CORRINA's picture

My response: If this CRAP continues, I am afraid to say that it will NOT end well for the REBUBLIC and the CAREER CRIMINALS (HRC, LYNCH. SELECT US SENATORS, etc..)  will NEVER be brought to JUSTICE.

A real disappointment with me continues to be this obsession over the Russians. I now trust PUTIN more than I trust the US SENATE.

As a side note, the DOCTRINE OF HUMAN DEPRAVITY ( is now in FULL BLOOM.

The US SENATE and CONGRESS should really take the time to read this document and repent or be condemmed. We now have tyrannical lawlessness everywhere and the US Legislative body corruption and immorality is behind it all.

nmewn's picture

I wouldn't worry to much about Natalia the Super Spy, we're probably going to find out she's connected to Fusion GPS before the end of the day  ;-)

NumberNone's picture

Ironically the meeting actually occurred on a Phoenix airport tarmac where the discussion was about children and golf. Later they all went back to their offices and cleaned their servers with bleach-bit to get rid of emails on yoga and recipes then took hammers to their cell-phones. That's all he has to say and the press will have no issue with the meeting.

Vageling's picture

LoL! I agree. Sad fact remains that nowadays people seem to go by shabby rumors and their delusional dogma's. Slander (on all sides) seems to be the norm. Not good!

The Wizard's picture

The bitch and her aliases are pissed they couldn't get any dirt on Trumpster. They're grasping at straws, pedogate is moving in on them. If Sessions doesn't go after them Putin will be releasing the names.

The Phony NY Times Story Today About Trump Jr. Meeting With Russians - Lunch Alert! - at

Uncertain T's picture

CNN is going to be all up in arms!  They need to relax. 

For a laugh they should check out this compilation of Trump v CNN memes

kuz's picture

Trump presidency and his chances at re-election ended today.

Now its only a question will they remove him from office.

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

Yeah, this FAKE news turned me into a pro-Hillary, all out statist, oppressive government supporter, as well.


Jim in MN's picture

Me too, let's collapse more states and incinerate more brown babies for Clinton/McCain!  Bomb bomb bomb, bomb-bomb Iran!

(seriously, is there any way for liberals to become more cravenly hypocritical and immoral?  If there is I'm sure we'll see it from them soon)

The Wizard's picture

As Oliver Stone, who considers himself a "progressive democrat" stated, the Hillary democrats joined forces with the Repubo neocons years ago chanting the motto: MOAR WAR.

I wish these guys would get off of their desire for using labels such as progressive democrat, left, right, conservative, liberal, socialist, communist, etc in order to clear the air of what their ideology is based on. KISS, Keep it simple stupid.

It is centralization of authority vs. decentralization of authority.

incharge1976's picture

I find a lot of liberals like yourself have issues reading and thinking logically. There is no chance whatsoever that the NYT story is sticking. The emails back that up. NYT is fake news. 

Arnold's picture

No, bird cage lining or fish wrap only.

_triplesix_'s picture

"think", "logic" and "liberal" in the same setence?


Citxmech's picture

Because the KGB always announces their involvement in covert ops in emails.  JFC.

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

hey Kuz, stick to reading teen vogue's guide to anal sex.


Let's recall direct clinton hatchet organizations were offering a bounty on incriminating information on trump.


Donald Jr's hair > almost everything.

jimmy12345's picture

Trump is done.   People are going to start to talk and rat one another out.   

Arnold's picture

Yeah, Brock, you keep up the pizza to the trolls and they will keep working.

Stupid noob.

there are only six of you working this story?
Slackers gotta slack.

PrintemDano's picture

You are funnnny, and quite dense at the same time.


Buck Johnson's picture

Exactly, exactly he's done.  He essentially colluded with Russians via them giving him information to help against an enemy, what did the russians get in return.  At the very least they have blackmail on the Trump organization via them helping him and his son.


Countrybunkererd's picture

This "thing" ^^ can vote (in the highly unlikely event it isn't a bot)??  Let's just get this over with and have the big fight already...

nmewn's picture

Outside of the fact that no actual information was offered or given at the meeting.

And of course no one  (even Goldstone) knows if there is Russian government actors involved, it's called hearsay. 

You need to read the actual NYT's Fake Nuuuz article closer.

roadhazard's picture

Not the point. The Election Commission has rules.

johnjkiii's picture

Buck, You have to stop loping your mule.

sirnzee's picture

Yes!  Of Course!  Let us know when they find something, because this ain't it.

Sofa King's picture

They'll remove him from office right after you stop masturbating five times a, never.

Peacefulwarrior's picture

Do you have any idea what kind of Shitstorm is in progress when CB's and SNB are buying Equities? I'll tell you... This means they believe their money is better placed in equities due to prospective Govt. Insolvencies on the horizon.  This is not a red and blue subject this is economic survival. What TRUMP Jr. did was naive and stupid but not criminal.

Arnold's picture

Hardly naive PW,
Being wrapped up in financials and all, it may have passed your notice.
Politics is a dirty business.

Unmasking sealed court documents from an early age.

Peacefulwarrior's picture

You Are Right. It has been the way of politics to deceive and negotiate in linear activity to strike agenda's since the beginning. It does not take away from the fact it is WEAK and COWARDLY behavior that set's only a dark precipice for future generations. It has never worked in elevating humanity beyond the basic Capital Vice's.

idahobandito's picture

wrong...when the contents of what the russian had on Hillary is released, she will not have a snowball in hell's chance of making her 2018 comback, and the uniparty will suffer. The true independant party may have a surge, or at least a non politician establishment type.

Arnold's picture

Whites need not apply.


Arnold's picture

Hillary was dead to the DNC once the server was outed.

tmosley's picture

You're still not as funny as Chindt.Only laughed for about ten seconds on that one.

Try harder.

Mikeyyy's picture

yeah, keep it up Boris  - you're not gonna get a lot of traction with that one outside the Trump butt-kissers here on ZH

HRClinton's picture

If I were Trump's PR group, I'd feed the Fake Media fake 'red meat'.

That way they set themselves up for ongoing embarassment and retractions, when stuff like this is released.

Suckers!  Their lack of journalistic integrity and due diligence is coming around to bite them in their lazy, greedy asses.


troubadourcapital's picture

The worst is already in. There's no point in repeating this. Let's focus on what Clinton did wrong

SloMoe's picture

Don Jr is going to make Bubba a fine prison wife...

Robert Trip's picture

You're dirty Rob.

You're going down.

Baron is next.

MsCreant's picture

Greenie for you.

Folks missed the satire.

order66's picture

Markets don't like it. Very incriminating.