Trump Jr. email confirms collusion attempt: Darcy cartoon |

While the email chain, between Trump Jr. and an intermediary for a Putin-connected Russian real estate tycoon, may not be the definitive “smoking gun” proving collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, it certainly confirms a collusion attempt was made.The email chain began in June, 2016, when an intermediary for a Russian business associate of President Trump, emailed Donald Jr. stating: “The Crown prosecutor of Russia…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.”   The email added, “This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”Donald Trump replied to the offer of Russian-provided dirt on Hillary Clinton, writing back, “If it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer.”    As it would turn out, the most damaging Russian-hacked Clinton emails were released by WikiLeaks later in the summer.

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