Continued reporting by the New York Times on the controversy surrounding Donald Trump Jr.’s emails has revealed Jared Kushner’s legal team recently discovered the email thread in question.
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The report notes, “[t]he emails were discovered in recent weeks by Mr. Kushner’s legal team as it reviewed documents and the team amended his clearance forms to disclose it, according to people briefed on the developments, who like others declined to be identified because of the sensitive political and legal issues involved.”
The revelation by itself significantly multiplies the circle of key players who would have had access to or knowledge of the documents in order to be able to leak their contents to the Times.
That the emails found their way to a media outlet at all has already been a source of angst within the White House.
The Washington Post cited numerous anonymous sources when they reported, “three straight days of revelations in the New York Times about Trump Jr. have inspired a new round of accusations and recriminations, with advisors privately speculating about who inside the Trump orbit may be leaking damaging information about the president’s son.”
The president, meanwhile, has kept a low public profile for most of this week, but did release a statement through the White House press office…