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What was Anthony Scaramucci talking about in this weird email to Rob Goldstone?

On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee released some 2,000 pages of documents related to a highly-scrutinized meeting between President Trump's top campaign officials and a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in June 2016. Among their number was a rather odd email sent by Anthony Scaramucci — just days after he was appointed as communications director in 2017 — to British publicist Rob Goldstone, who famously arranged the meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and the Kremlin-linked lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya.

Adding to the mystery, Scaramucci sent the email just weeks after news broke about Goldstone offering Trump Jr. in 2016 "some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary [Clinton]" as "part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump."

Here's the email:

"If we remain consistent and united, I don't envisage any issues we can't ride out," Scaramucci assured Goldstone. In comments to CNBC on Wednesday, Scaramucci denied that the email was referring to anything to do with Russia. "I understand what people are trying to imply, because they are obviously after the president," he said, referring to the ongoing investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Scaramucci added: "I supplied all of my emails as requested by both the House and Senate and have never been asked to testify before the Mueller investigators or the House or the Senate."

Scaramucci did not explain what the email was about.