Smoking gun?

Earlier today, we reported how Donald Trump, Jr., admitted that h had been told in advance of a meeting with a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin that she had dirt on Hillary Clinton.

That story was advanced further this evening in what’s being called a “blockbuster” story in the New York Times saying not only did “Little Donnie” know what the Russian shyster wanted to talk about, he got an e-mail telling him before the meeting that the Russian government wanted to help Daddy win the election.

Before arranging a meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer he believed would offer him compromising information about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Jr. was informed in an email that the material was part of a Russian government effort to aid his father’s candidacy, according to three people with knowledge of the email.

The email to the younger Mr. Trump was sent by Rob Goldstone, a publicist and former British tabloid reporter who helped broker the June 2016 meeting. In a statement on Sunday, Mr. Trump acknowledged that he was interested in receiving damaging information about Mrs. Clinton, but gave no indication that he thought the lawyer might have been a Kremlin proxy.

If the email was sent to L’il Don, game over. It proves collusion with the Russian Government.

Mr. Goldstone’s message, as described to The New York Times by the three people, indicates that the Russian government was the source of the potentially damaging information. It does not elaborate on the wider effort by Moscow to help the Trump campaign.

Mr. Goldstone’s message, as described to The New York Times by the three people, indicates that the Russian government was the source of the potentially damaging information. It does not elaborate on the wider effort by Moscow to help the Trump campaign.