Sekulow: 'No Illegality' in Trump Jr.'s Meeting With Russian Lawyer
Jay Sekulow, an attorney representing President Donald Trump, told Sean Hannity that there is "no illegality" in Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer.
Trump Jr. was informed in a series of emails that attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya would offer him compromising information about Hillary Clinton in the June 2016 meeting.
Trump Jr. said nothing came from the meeting and he was unaware that Veselnitskaya was possibly Kremlin-connected.
On Tuesday, Trump Jr. released what he said was the “entire email chain” of conversations setting up the meeting.
Sekulow pointed out that Trump Jr. was completely transparent in releasing the emails, unlike Hillary Clinton, who deleted thousands of emails from her government email account as secretary of state.
He added that nothing actually transpired in the meeting with Veselnitskaya, which was also attended by then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior aide.
"There's a media frenzy on Russia now. This has been going on for several months. But when you look to see what actually took place, a meeting takes place, nothing happens as a result of this 15 or 20 minute meeting, and at the end of the day, there's no illegality."
He said as an attorney, he can't see which statute or code section of U.S. law could possibly have been violated.
"Some of the theories that some of the commentators have put forward are ridiculous," Sekulow said. "There was no illegality in that meeting. And on top of that, there was no information that was obtained."
Watch more above, and see Sekulow's contentious, marathon interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo below.