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In an attempt to re-gain control of the news cycle after The New York Times printed a damning story linking him to Russian government interference in the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump Jr., displaying the short-sightedness and irresponsible use of social media that is the Trump family’s genetic legacy, confirmed that he knew about Russian government interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump Jr.’s confession, ironically enough, came in the form of an email chain, in which he is told in explicit terms that this potential information is coming from the Russian government, and basically replies with the McDonald’s jingle. He also forwarded the emails to “Paul Manafort (campaign boss)” and “my brother-in-law,” Jared Kushner, proving that they knew that the Russian government was actively interfering in the election. But hey, at least he wasted a reporter’s time! Take that, fake media!


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Anyway, over in real media land, Sean Hannity—whose level of cognitive dissonance is currently at “putting ‘Russia’ in scare quotes”—maintains that the Democratic Party somehow orchestrated this whole thing, sneaky devils that they are. And he’s going to prove it, or maybe just dig the Trump family’s legal hole even deeper, tonight when he interviews Trump Jr. on his show.


With any luck, the interview will take place on their child sex slave colony on Mars, given that projection is really turning out to be the Trumps’ thing. Anyway, Donald Jr.’s dad, who once described a piece of chocolate cake in borderline pornographic terms, said in response to the leak, “My son is a high quality person and I applaud his transparency.” So that’s how bad he fucked up.