CNN|AIWA! NO!|It wasn’t Donald Trump’s day.
June 9, 2016 — the day that Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafortmet with a Russian lawyer to get opposition research on Hillary Clinton — was a 24-hour period that the businessman-turned-presidential candidate likely hated: The spotlight wasn’t on him.
Donald Trump Jr. releases email chain on his Russian meetingBut more than a year after that unseasonably cool Thursday in New York, what happened on June 9 has intensified the spotlight on Trump — now president — and his family. News of the meeting between Natalia Veselnitskaya, billed in an email as a “Russian government attorney” and three of Trump’s top campaign aides has rocked the Trump White House and led Clinton’s vice presidential candidate, Sen. Tim Kaine, to speculate whether Trump Jr.’s behavior amounts to treason.After months of grueling primaries, June marked the unofficial start of the general election and both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were starting to turn their focus on each other as the calendar turned to June 9.