After the New York Times broke the story on Saturday that Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort held a meeting last year with a Russian lawyer connected to the Kremlin, the media was buzzing.
But when Trump Jr. made matters worse on Sunday by telling the Times that the reason for the meeting was that the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, had dirt on Hillary Clinton, the buzzing became a full-on frenzy.
Then on Tuesday, The New York Times revealed Donald Trump Jr. was sent an e-mail prior to the meeting outlining the Russian government's intention of helping Donald Trump in last year's election.
So obviously Donald Trump, Jr. decided to help us all by posting the e-mail chain in its entirety, "in order to be totally transparent."
It's a doozy.
Here's my statement and the full email chain pic.twitter.com/x050r5n5LQ
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 11, 2017