The email chain showed how Don Jr laid out the welcome mat when he was contacted with an offer of information about Hillary, despite the fact the note mentioned Russian government support for his father.
‘This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump,’ according to one of the emails, which were first obtained by the New York Times, but not published in full by the newspaper.
The email claimed that the information ‘would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father.’
Trump Jr’s response: ‘I love it.’
I’m going to admit to having tuned out most of the RUSSIA!!!!! nonsense because so many of the stories were unsubstantiated and later debunked. It has become just noise. But this is a bit different. No, it doesn’t implicate the president, but yes, it does reveal a woeful lack of judgement by his son. It also looks like Jr. was baited into this, which is still no excuse for being so eager to accept opposition research from a foreign power.