By: Sydney D
Earlier today President Trump's’ son Donald J Trump Jr posted several screenshots of emails between himself and Jared Kushner. In these emails (which will be placed below), they discuss setting up a meeting with Emin Agalarov- a Russian pop star- in which he could bring Trump Jr to a Russia official with important information to the Trump campaign. The information that Emin spoke of was in relating to Hillary (according to Trump Jr) and Russia’s support of Trump Sr (according to the emails).
But the real story isn’t the fact that Trump Jr went to Russia to discuss Hillary- or Russia’s support- although that is important. The story is the fact that Trump Jr released these emails to twitter, which was unexpected from everyone. At least on the journalist and everyday American side. It brings forward the question of whether this was a planned move on Donald Jr’s part- possibly guided by lawyers or thought of himself. Or if this was a moment of idiocy that will condemn him. And here’s why it could easily be either.
The main outcry in the 2016 election was the fact that Hillary did not release her emails. Which not only feed into the deceitful image that the opposing side painted her in; it also was a sharp contrast to the pretty much transparent presidency that America had with former president Obama. So with that in mind, Donald Jr releasing emails to the public plays into the desire for a transparent system. Which not only could take away the common argument that the Trump administration is “keeping secrets” involving Russia. But it would also put them back into the good graces of wary Trump supporters who are starting to shift in their opinions about how well Trump is for office.
Although if this is a thought out ploy on the Trump administration part, then that brings to question: Are there more emails? What if this is just something to deflect on emails that are moreso incriminating? Is it possible this is just a deflection from something bigger that is happening?
But all those questions only apply if this was the action of a cunning plan. If this is was a moment of idiocy, it bring on a completely different view and questions.
By releasing these emails- it will still help the investigation on the possible Russia scandal. And honestly that is it. The real question is what happens next? We have an admittance of Russian involvement and by extension admittance of lying for the past several months. So far there has been mixed responses- good and bad.
Overall this is a weird event that is happening in history. Something that is huge is being met with argument of if it is really treason and but technically. And although those questions are frustrating at times they are a good thing, because this investigation needs to cover all bases before a verdict is made. So that everyone is in agreement with the outcome.
A 18-year old who spends most of my time reading and taking photos. Most of what I write here is just things that I personally hope is interesting, important, or at the very least funny.
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