CNN's Gloria Borger: Trump Jr.'s emails show "the Russian government ... was trying to help Donald Trump, period."

CNN's Gloria Borger: Trump Jr.'s emails show "the Russian government ... was trying to help Donald Trump, period."

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From the July 11 edition of CNN's Wolf:

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WOLF BLITZER (HOST): The first rule of damage control here in Washington, is if there's bad news about to come out, it's best that you release the bad news. Don't let your critics release the bad news. 

GLORIA BORGER: That's right, but then they push the button and released the story almost immediately. I think the question now that we all need to think about. First of all, we know and I think Senator Warner said this today on the Hill, is that it appears without a shadow of a doubt from Mr. [Rob] Goldstone's emails, that the Russian government, in fact, was trying to help Donald Trump, period. End of sentence. And this is something that the president has been unwilling to admit, and I think that it's kind of here in black and white in this email, if the email is to be believed. The second thing we need to consider is this whole question of why Donald Trump Jr. was so willing to meet with someone who had said that they had sensitive information from the Russian government that could help them? One reaction of someone perhaps who had been in politics or in public service would be to call the FBI and say this is not really something we do. 

Related:

NY Times: Russian Dirt on Clinton? ‘I Love It,’ Donald Trump Jr. Said

Previously

CNN's Tapper: Emails released by Trump Jr. are "evidence of willingness to commit collusion"

CNN's political director: We now see connection between Trump and Russia and that connection "is Donald Trump Jr."

Right-wing media declare Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russians a "nothingburger"

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