Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday released what he says is the full email exchange between him and music publicist Rob Goldstone regarding a June 2016 meeting between top Trump campaign officials and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.
The emails leave open a question of whether there were more people at the meeting than had been previously disclosed.
As a pretext for the meeting, Goldstone had promised President Donald Trump’s son “some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary” Clinton, the soon-to-be Democratic presidential nominee that was “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”
Veselnitskaya met Trump Jr., then-campaign manager Paul Manafort and the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner at Trump Tower last June.
In the emails to set up the meeting, Goldstone referenced “two people” whom he would send information on that would be attending the meeting, suggesting another person would be coming besides Veselnitskaya. “I will bring them at 3 pm,” he wrote. Trump had Secret Service protection since November 2015, as well as his own security at Trump Tower.
Veselnitskaya, whom Goldstone calls a “Russian government attorney” in the emails, told The New York Times that an interpreter accompanied her to the meeting, but wouldn’t say who the person was.
It’s unclear whether that is true, or if there was in fact a fifth person at the June meeting at Trump Tower. It is typical for a Russian speaker like Veselnitskaya to bring a translator for a meeting like this, though.
Here is the email in question, one of four that Trump Jr. posted to Twitter Tuesday morning:
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