The Trump family has acknowledged that Russia offered secret “dirt” on Donald Trump’s opponent in the 2016 presidential election, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Mr. Trump, Jr. was told Russia was offering him this information as part of its
support for his father’s candidacy. Instead of reacting with concern or alarm that a foreign power was trying to meddle in a domestic U.S. election, Mr. Trump, Jr. said he would “love” to get his hands on this information; he and his colleagues – then-Trump
Campaign Manager Paul Manafort and Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner – later met with the Russian representatives to do so.