Journalist: I Worked On This Story For A Year And Trump Jr. Just Tweeted It Out!

Donald Trump Jr. talks to reporters while campaigning for his father, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, at the Tilt'n Diner Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Tilton, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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An independent journalist, who said he spent a year chasing the story about Donald Trump Jr. meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer to get information that would help his father’s campaign, launched a tweet-storm after Trump Jr. released the email chain that lead up to the Russia meeting.

Jared Yates Sexton, who has been published in the New York Times, Politico and The New Republic, called the story the “dumbest and biggest crime in the history of American politics” and said Trump Jr. “just released the smoking gun.”

He lamented the fact that he had spent a full year chasing the story and the President’s son “just hit tweet.”

Trump Jr.’s tweets came moments before the New York Times published a piece outlining the contents of the emails, which confirm that the President’s son took the meeting in order to get information about Hillary Clinton’s dealings with Russia that would help his father’s campaign.

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  1. Trump Jr. knows his father has the pardon pen. He’s trying to take one for the old Pop.

  2. In all honesty who hasn’t felt at some point in their lives that they labored for something only to have it given away to/by someone else right before them. He’s actually taking this impressively well…lol.

    And what a statement. Fredo indeed.

  3. Just wait until Manafort confirms that Trump Sr. was told all this both in advance and after the meeting. This poor reporter’s head might explode.

  4. … and so we pull within striking distance of the last, desperate, pathetic line of defense:

    Crooked Hillary was the real criminal, and whatever it took to beat her can’t be treason because it was good for the country.

    Coming soon to a courtroom near you.

  5. I really don’t think there’s a plan beyond “oh shit the NYT is about to publish this, well I’ll publish it first”.

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