Today in 5 Lines
Donald Trump Jr. released copies of his emails with Rob Goldstone, a music publicist and acquaintance, in which they arranged a meeting with a “Russian government lawyer,” who had potentially damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Democrats and Republicans in Congress expressed alarm over the email exchanges. In a statement, President Trump said his son is a “high-quality person and I applaud his transparency.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell postponed the start of the chamber’s summer recess until the third week of August. A Marine Corps spokesman confirmed that 15 Marines and a Navy corpsman were killed in a plane crash in Mississippi.
Today on The Atlantic
What About His Emails?: In his email exchange with Donald Trump Jr., Rob Goldstone, a music publicist and acquaintance of Trump Jr., said his contacts wanted to offer information on Hillary Clinton as “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.” We transcribed the correspondence here. (Priscilla Alvarez and Elaine Godfrey)
Still Loved: Rosie Gray reports that the recent controversy surrounding Donald Trump Jr. isn’t swaying his fans on social media. Trump Jr. “seems to share a similar worldview and sensibility as a lot of us, so there’s a sense that he’s kind of one of us,” said one organizer within the pro-Trump movement.
The Bern in Trump Country: Senator Bernie Sanders traveled across West Virginia and Kentucky over the weekend to rally working-class Americans against the GOP health-care bill. His message: “The president is not their champion, and never will be.” (Clare Foran)