Trump claims Trump Jr. 'openly gave his emails to the media'

Trump claims Trump Jr. 'openly gave his emails to the media'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpIran claims it rejected Trump meeting requests 8 times ESPY host jokes Putin was as happy after Trump summit as Ovechkin winning Stanley Cup Russian ambassador: Trump made ‘verbal agreements’ with Putin MORE claimed his son Donald Trump Jr. “openly gave his e-mails to the media and authorities” after it was revealed he met with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign.

“My son Donald openly gave his e-mails to the media & authorities whereas Crooked Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonState Dept: Russia’s allegations about American citizens ‘absolutely absurd’ Trump on possible sit-down with Mueller: 'I've always wanted to do an interview' Election Countdown: Senate, House Dems build cash advantage | 2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser | Trump has M in war chest | Republican blasts parents for donating to rival | Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders to campaign in Kansas MORE deleted (& acid washed) her 33,000 e-mails!” Trump tweeted Saturday morning.

Trump Jr. did release the chain of emails between himself and music publicist Rob Goldstone, who acted as an intermediary to set up the meeting between Trump Jr. and the Russian lawyer. In the emails, the attorney promised damaging information about then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Trump’s eldest son released the emails just minutes before The New York Times published a report detailing the contents of the emails, which show that Trump Jr. was told before the meeting that the information about Clinton was part of a Russian government effort to help his father’s presidential campaign.

The meeting was also attended by White House senior adviser and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner as well as then-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

Trump Jr. and Manafort are working with the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss details of the meeting in an effort to avoid public testimony. The committee is leading the congressional probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race.

The probe is also investigating whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the federal probe into the Russia issue, sent a document preservation request to the White House on Friday asking staff members to preserve all documents related to Trump Jr.’s meeting such as text messages, notes and voicemails, according to CNN.