Why Donald Trump Jr.’s emails change everything



What we know about his exchange with a Russian lawyer, and what it means.

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News keeps breaking about Donald Trump Jr., and it’s hard to keep up. So far, we know he met with a Russian lawyer who had promised him documents incriminating Hillary Clinton. In the email exchange setting up that meeting, we learned three things. First, that a person whom the intermediary called “a Russian government lawyer” reached out to the campaign wanting to help. Second, the intermediary specifically mentions the Russian government’s desire to help Trump win the US election. And third, Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner, and Donald Trump Jr. all knew about this effort, and instead of reporting it to the FBI, they took the meeting.

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  1. At the 4:19 Mark, I find it interesting that you bring up what we might not know happened. You also talk about how Trump violated the law. I just hope your Nexus video is about how Clinton deleted documents that Congress had subpoena her for or is that not a crime? Also, what did those documents have that we "didn't know"? I'm sure they were far worse since she know what could happened and still proceeded to delete them.

  2. Trump and Clinton should both be kicked out of politics.
    Russia has incriminating evidence that she's corrupt, and the Trump campaign tried to use it in their own corruption.
    I get that Trump is the bigger deal here, but why the hell is NO-ONE on the left talking about the "official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia"?

    Just bring in Bernie, or a Libertarian (preferably one who knows a little about geography – though not knowing where Aleppo is is a total non-issue compared to the ineptitude of Trump, and even without that comparison was blown way out of proportion).

  3. Just support your elected leader, because other leader doesn't guarantee better leadership, you better discuss about north korea threat or china economy challenge to US or other usefull move on topics than discussing about election result that has been passed and can not be undo

  4. 2008 showed that the West isn't made up of democratic states led by the Americans but of bankocracies led by Goldman Sachs. Trump was voted in because he lied about rebalancing the US in favour of the American people when he was plainly only ever interested in himself and his family and was willing to sell out to anybody in order to cover the costs of his accumulating business failures.
    Brexit was voted for by people who remembered British owned industry and British power. They blamed the wrong people for their demise- I think that apart from a small fringe of socialist anti-Europeans and a few oddballs like Kate Hoey and Frank Field, most Brexiteers voted that way because they opposed the results of Thatcherism but couldn't bring themselves to blame Thatcher and her beneficiaries. Hopefully we will start to identify the real problems and act accordingly rather than just blame the poor for the apparent contagion of their misfortune spreading towards us.

  5. But I thought Trump won by a slim margin according to your logic, but know you're saying how largely he won? OH NO NOT THE THOUGHT POLICE AAAAAAAAA*Sounds of gunshots* REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE*.

  6. The statute Trump Jr. allegedly violated (at 3:53) U.S.C. 110.20(g) is about foreign contributions and donations, i.e. something of monetary value. What is the monetary value of dirt on Hillary which Trump Jr, never received? The intent of this statute is to prevent foreign govs from using money to influence our elections. It doesn't say anything about prohibiting the receipt or acceptance of information on a candidate.

  7. It didn't change anything aside from a story the media can use to build a story against Trump to kick him out. Why? Because a certain old lady and welfare babies couldn't handle defeat on Nov 8th.

  8. Putin must be rather annoyed he chose to help the wrong candidate and things aren't going as he hoped at all. The only positive thing he gets out of this is that Trump is a worldwide embarassment to the US, which is only a slight consolation for what could have been achieved. In other words: Everyone lost with T's election victory, including the 'winner'.

  9. So whats wrong? Russia and America should settle their differences and work together to make this world a better place and get rid of the cancer that is Islam. Seriously.

  10. This trainwreck administration and it's tantrum-prone Child in Chief inspired my new song- a political protest song called 'Child in Chief.' If you're looking for an Anti Trump anthem for these crazy times, listen to it on my channel. #resist

  11. So what happens when the candidate you thought a hero turns out to be a total liar. Instead of admitting your mistake you turn into the lying monster you voted for. Insecure I'd say.

  12. Lib nuts, please Just think about it. Trump Jr. tried to collect information serving american interests from what he thought a Russian Political dissident… What trump was thinking of was to save america from a grave fate under Hillary.
    There is nothing wrong in collecting information from the enemies, this is what intelligence agencies are doing all the time.

  13. and yet we have always done this. that is the basis for all politics and it has always been happening. now for me wouldn't you rather have friendly relations with Russia. then be in another cold war that would have possibly been worst then the last one.

  14. …So your proof here is that you found proof of Donald's inner circle colluding with Russians on how Hillary Clinton potentially and illegally colluded with the Russians first…. LOL

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