Monday, July 17, 2017

Trump Lawyer Blames Secret Service For Not Vetting Russian Lawyer, Secret Service Claps Back

In an interview with ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow attempted to shift the blame for Donald Trump Jr.'s now-infamous meeting with a "Russian government attorney" to the U.S. Secret Service saying the USSS didn't properly vet the visitor.

“Well, I wonder why the Secret Service, if this was nefarious, why the Secret Service allowed these people in. The president had Secret Service protection at that point, and that raised a question with me.”

Secret Service spokesman Mason Brayman clapped back at Sekulow with this statement: “Donald Trump, Jr. was not a protectee of the USSS in June, 2016. Thus we would not have screened anyone he was meeting with at that time.”

President Trump continued to defend his son's meeting telling Twitter today, "Most politicians would have gone to a meeting like the one Don jr attended in order to get info on an opponent. That's politics!"

Actually, it's quite unusual to agree to take a meeting with a foreign national who tells you in advance they have dirt on your opponent from an enemy of the U.S.

A new ABC/WaPo poll out over the weekend reports 63% of people think the meeting was inappropriate.

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