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Donald Trump Jr emails show Russia communication

Donald Trump Jr talks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House April 17, 2017 in Washington, DCImage copyright Getty Images
Image caption Donald Trump Jr was told the information would be useful to his father, one email says

US President Donald Trump’s son has released an email chain showing he was offered “sensitive” information on Hillary Clinton by a Russian national.

Publicist Rob Goldstone tells Donald Trump Jr that there is information that is “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr Trump”.

US officials are investigating alleged Russian meddling in the US election.

Mr Goldstone has previously denied any knowledge of involvement in the election by the Russian government.

The email to Mr Trump Jr, which he released on Twitter, says “the Crown prosecutor of Russia” had “offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father”.

Mr Trump Jr replies: “If it’s what you say, I love it.”

Russia does not have a Crown prosecutor, but it does have a prosecutor-general.

Democratic candidate Mrs Clinton lost the presidential election in November to Mr Trump.

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