Russia emails rock Trump and dollar drops on son's shock revelations of help with anti-Hillary Clinton campaign

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Markets were jolted last night after Donald Trump Jr released a chain of emails showing he was offered damaging information about Hillary Clinton by a Russian prosecutor.

US President Donald Trump’s son was offered a meeting with a Russian lawyer relating to “sensitive” information on Clinton, Trump’s rival during last year’s presidential election, according to a string of emails tweeted by Trump Jr (pictured inset).

Publicist Rob Goldstone, who was arranging the meeting, said in the emails: “This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr Trump.”

Goldstone said the high-level prosecutor “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”.

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

The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against six major rivals, fell to a more than one-week low of 95.673 while the euro rose to a more than one-year high of $1.1475.

Stocks dropped following the tweet, but later pared their losses.

“My son is a high-quality person and I applaud his transparency,” Trump said in a brief statement read to reporters by White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders.

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