Washington: United States President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., who has been making headlines because of a controversy surrounding Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, on Tuesday released an email chain that shows him discussing plans to hear damaging information on Hillary Clinton that were described as part of Russia and its government’s support for Donald Trump.
Trump Jr. tweeted that he was releasing the emails to be totally transparent quelling reports that cited that he was told before his meeting with a Russian lawyer that he would be offered compromising information about Hillary Clinton.
It was earlier reported that Trump Jr. was promised to damage information about Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet a Russian lawyer who has connections to the Kremlin.
As per the New York Times, the information were provided by three advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others who had knowledge of it.
According to reports, the unreported meeting, which took place on June 9, 2016 at Trump Tower in Manhattan, was attended by Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul J. Manafort and his son-in-law Jared Kushner. Though, it is still unclear whether Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, actually fulfilled the promised compromising information about Clinton or not.