Updated at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday
Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday posted online an email exchange that seemed to show the president's son entertained an offer of Russian government help for his father to be elected president in 2016.
"This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump," said the text that Trump Jr. posted on Twitter.
In the messages, an intermediary for Russian business allies of the Trumps offers what they call incriminating information about Hillary Clinton. That eventually led to a meeting between a Russian attorney and Trump Jr., then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
Trump Jr. did not seem bothered by the offer, which brought him and the campaign into a questionable legal area.