Emails from personal servers are back on the forefront of the public's mind again, but this time it isn't Hillary Clinton in the crosshairs.
The investigation into the Trump campaign over possible collusion with Russia in order to cheat their way into the White House has been heating up, recently.
Information came out recently that showed that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer connected to the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election after being promised information that would be damaging to Hillary Clinton.
Interestingly enough, however, the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, has denied possessing any such information, let alone promising to disclose anything.
“I never had any damaging or sensitive information about Hillary Clinton,” Veselnitskaya told the media. “It was never my intention to have that.”
When asked why Trump’s campaign would have thought that, she went on to say, “It is quite possible that maybe they were longing for such an information. They wanted it so badly that they could only hear the thought that they wanted.”
President Trump is claiming innocence over the email ordeal, claiming that he didn’t know what had transpired until after his son, Trump Jr., released his emails publically.
President Trump's lawyer then later made a claim that since Donald Trump Jr. was under the protection of the Secret Service, anyone he met with would be closely scrutinized. However, the Secret Service says Trump Jr. wasn't under their protection at the time.
Later, while being questioned by Senate investigators, Donald Trump Jr. said he agreed to go to a meeting with the Russian lawyer after being told he would be supplied with damaging information about Hillary Clinton's “fitness.”
“To the extent they had information concerning the fitness, character or qualifications of a presidential candidate, I believed that I should at least hear them out,” he said. “Depending on what, if any, information they had, I could then consult with counsel to make an informed decision as to whether to give it further consideration.”
What's Happening Now:
Ironically, after attacking Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail over emails, the Trump administration is having an email scandal of their own.
President Trump's son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner has been reportedly using a private email account for communications with other officials in the Trump cabinet.
The account was used to “conduct White House business,” according to Kushner's lawyer.
“Fewer than 100 emails from January through August were either sent to or returned by Mr. Kushner to colleagues in the White House from his personal email account. These usually forwarded news articles or political commentary and most often occurred when someone initiated the exchange by sending an email to his personal rather than his White House address.”
The GOP was basically foaming at the mouth when they were attacking Hillary on the campaign trail over the emails, but I bet they're going to tell us this situation isn't a big deal since it's their guy that's under a microscope.
It seems that hypocritical behavior runs in the family (and the party.)
H/T: The Hill