Donald Trump’s presidency has certainly been a peculiar one, full of controversies, investigations, failures, and less-heard of successes. Donald Trump Jr’s emails from the initial look of it seem to be part of the same boat, but when you dig a little but deeper, his emails do matter. A lot.
Just recently, Trump Jr revealed emails on his Twitter account, calling them nothing. Once that emails were read, it was quite established that this was not true. But the content of these emails is what matters.
Starting off on why Trump Jr tweeted out his emails, he said it was because he wanted to “be transparent”. This, by itself, despite what some people may say, was more or less of a smart move. Since Donald Trump became president, the Russian meddling was growing worse and worse, and got alarmingly serious after former FBI director, James Comey revealed that Trump had asked for letting go of the Flynn investigation and demanding loyalty to go with the job.
Around that time, Donald Trump revealed classified information to the Russian government. This by itself added onto the hest Trump had already gotten himself into. And even after all that drama, the Russian intervening scandal plagued the public eye with Donald Trump’s presidency. In a sense, Donald Trump Jr made an effort to present what he had to the American people, to be clean of any dirty eye from the public, similar to pleasing guilty in a court case to lower punishment.
However, he didn’t realize that the content of these emails revealed enough information that can, quite easily, be very damaging to the Trump Presidency.
It’s this specific email that truly gets our attention:
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.
-Retrived from The New York Times, 2017.
This email reveals 2 key key points.
1.Russia did support Mr. Trump in his race for Presidency.
2. There was information that was present in an effort to bring down Trump’s
Then, there was a response.
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?
Retrieved from the NYT, 2017.
This response is a vital portion in what we see with collusions with Russia, mostly because Trump Jr. responded with a positive response, meaning that there was an effort to collude.
But then comes the interview, where Trump Jr. said that there was no good information that was presented.
This is the key point-it means that Trump Jr did collude with the Russian government to boost his dad’s position in the election. He, in the end colluded with a foreign government to directly influence the outcome of the election. Once again, it was revealed that part of the Trump campaign did have collusions with Russia.
However, hold your horses. This doesn’t mean Trump gets the boot for sure, for one key reason.
– Trump may have not been aware of these collusions, and wasn’t involved with them in any way. As of now he is clean. However, as the top email suggests, the email may have been forwarded to him. However, there is no response in Trump Jr’s email that validates that.
This means that it won’t automatically give Trump incrimination, but, it does indicate that we are getting closer and closer to figuring out how real this Russia scandal really is, and the evidence is clear. Something shady has been going on, and as more and more information gets revealed, it is becoming a seriously open possiblity- more likely, even, that Donald Trump was directly responsible for at least some of the collusions with Russia.
Think about all the unanswered questions- like why Trump would fire Comey if the Russia rumors were an annoyance- or why he revealed classified information to the government. The evidence has gotten to such a widespread point where you can’t just call it fake news and get away with it, without some supporting evidence, which Trump undoubtedly has a history of not having.