Trump Tower meeting emails ‘really bad,’ aide told Trump

Staff Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president’s communications director didn’t sugarcoat it: The emails, Hope Hicks told Donald Trump, were “really bad.”
They concerned an as-yet unpublicized meeting in Trump Tower a year earlier involving Donald Trump Jr., his brother-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
The emails showed how the president’s oldest son had accepted a meeting with a Russian lawyer with the promise of receiving dirt on his father’s opponent, Hillary Clinton. Not only that, he’d been told the dirt was part of the Russian government’s ongoing support for his father.
“I love it,” Trump Jr. had replied.
When Kushner tried to bring the documents to Trump’s attention, on June 22, 2017, his father-in-law didn’t want to discuss them, and shut the conversation down, Hicks said.
But she looked them over on her own the next week, and went to see the president. She warned him that when a story about these messages broke, it would be “massive.”
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