After the New York Times broke the story on Saturday that Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort held a meeting last year with a Russian lawyer connected to the Kremlin, the media was buzzing.
But when Trump Jr. made matters worse on Sunday by telling the Times that the reason for the meeting was that the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, had dirt on Hillary Clinton, the buzzing became a full-on frenzy.
Then on Tuesday, The New York Times revealed Donald Trump Jr. was sent an e-mail prior to the meeting outlining the Russian government's intention of helping Donald Trump in last year's election.
So obviously Donald Trump, Jr. decided to help us all by posting the e-mail chain in its entirety, "in order to be totally transparent."
It's a doozy.
And there's more:
In it, the e-mail confirms the Russia's intention to impact the election.
"The Crown prosecutor of Russia met with his father Aras this morning and in their meeting offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful for your father."
But that's not all...
"This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump, helped along by Aras and Emin."
And Don Jr.'s response...
"If this is what you say, I love it!”
Oh do you now???
Many on Twitter questioned why Donald was sharing this.
Does he not understand what he's admitting to here?
So - hang on - this explicitly has someone say to you that the Russian government wants to give you information to help your father win?— Tom Coates (@tomcoates) July 11, 2017
Honest question. Why are you posting this? Is this like... a dare to see if you can admit to collusion and see if anyone will do anything?— Craig Beilinson (@cbeilinson) July 11, 2017
And wondered what the future might hold for Don. Jr.