All right, look. I know there’s been a lot of noise about the “Russia Thing.” I know if it seemed quite obvious to you months ago that Trump was guilty, that it’s been easy to tune out new developments. “If no one’s acted up until now, why would anyone act now?” I get it. The new revelations, the steady drip-drip-drip just serve to reinforce the fear that no one will ever do anything, that we’re stuck with this, that this is the new normal.
If you’ve made the mistake of letting the emails Trump Jr. released today fade into the background noise, like I did, I strongly encourage you to rethink that decision.
This is the son of the President, at the time the son of the Republican candidate for President, actively requesting information from a foreign power for the express purpose of sabotaging the Democratic candidate. This is illegal. It doesn’t even matter whether the information was received. It doesn’t matter if Trump Jr. tries to claim he was “joking.” The solicitation itself is illegal.
This is as deep inside as you can get, short of an admission from the President himself. This is the biggest crack in the wall we’ve seen yet. And if you have a Republican representative—in either the House or Senate—I really hope you’ll call them today and tell them you’ve had enough. It is time to light a fire.