Jared Sexton — an "independent journalist" whose work has appeared in The New York Times -— expressed befuddlement over Donald Trump Jr.'s decision to publicly share his email chain with Rob Goldstone.

Sexton posed as deeply invested in an investigation of President Donald Trump's "collusion" with the Russian state to subvert American politics:

Sexton regularly pushes the Trump-Russia "collusion" narrative, hyping it as "the biggest crime in the history of American politics":

The Russian state hacked and released emails from the Democratic National Committee and John Podesta, alleges Sexton, parroting a claim ubiquitous across the left-wing and Democrat-aligned news media circuit:

Sexton echoed CNN's Jake Tapper's assessment of the emails between Donald Trump Jr. and Rob Goldstone:

Sexton considers himself to be engaging in "reporting":

Along with 129,000 followers, Sexton's Twitter lists his employment as an "assistant professor of creative writing"; promoting his upcoming book "THE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO RISE LIKE THE WATERS UPON YOUR SHORE - A STORY OF AMERICAN RAGE."

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