Donald Trump Jr and other top aides associated with President Donald Trump’s campaign should be placed under the FBI investigation for secretly associating with Russian lawyer to undermine the credibility of 2016 presidential elections.

Trump Jr met Russian lawyer

Emerging information has candidly indicated that the president's son met Ms. Natalia Veselnitskaya at the Trump Towers to obtain information that would tarnish the reputation of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a bid to hinder her election chances. The sole agenda of the meeting attended by Jared Kushner and former Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort was to obtain information that would sway the vote towards Donald Trump.

Donald Trump Jr has insisted that the Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya did not provide any meaningful information that could curtail the candidature of Hillary Clinton. Some questions arise, however. First, why did Trump's top aides meet the Russian lawyer at the height of the campaign? Secondly, what was the source of information shared between the Russian lawyer and President’s son? Even the choice of the venue for the meeting seemingly indicates the agenda was evil intended.

Donald Trump trailed Hillary in polls

Despite trailing Hillary Clinton in almost all the polls, Donald Trump pulled a surprise win by gaining more Electoral College votes than the Democratic candidate. US intelligence committees have consistently noted that Russia meddled in the 2016 election with the core aim of getting Trump elected.

If verified that the president’s son and other top aides in Trump’s campaign undermined the integrity of the US elections, there could be far-reaching consequences. The report comes in the wake of the G20 meeting in which President Trump met and held a discussion with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Hamburg.

American public disillusioned

Day by day, the American public has increasingly detested the skewed leadership of President Trump. The Russian meddling in the 2016 elections has also cast aspersions on the legitimacy of the present US government. Whether the FBI should place Donald Trump Jr under investigation to establish what he knows about the 2016 bungled elections is debatable.

The US has a long history of holding credible elections and has been viewed by the international community as the beacon of democracy. Therefore, any form of meddling, especially by foreigners, should be regarded as treason. Furthermore, Congress should compel President Trump to come out clean on whether his campaign benefited from Russians machinations that have cast doubt on the credibility of the 2016 ballot.