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Former congressman Dennis Kucinich doesn't see anything criminal about Donald Trump Jr.'s controversial June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer.

He explained that attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya claimed to have information damaging to Hillary Clinton, but it appears that she set up the meeting under false pretenses, as she really wanted to discuss a U.S. program for the adoption of Russian children.

Trump Jr. maintains that Veselnitskaya had no "opposition research" on Clinton and nothing came from the brief meeting.

"Big picture, I think this thing is a bunch of nothing," Kucinich said on "The Fox News Specialists." "I really do."


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Mo Elleithee pushed back, pointing out that the emails released by Trump Jr. show that he was aware that Veselnitskaya claimed to have damning information about Clinton, which she would share as part of the Russian government's attempt to help the Trump campaign.

Even if she ended up having no actual dirt on Clinton, Trump Jr. still took the meeting, Elleithee said.

Kucinich said he understands Elleithee's concerns, but he doesn't see how Trump Jr. violated campaign finance law, which in this case would be accepting a campaign contribution or donation from a foreign national.

"The law reads 'receiving something of value,'" Kucinich explained. "He didn't receive anything of value. It was nothing. ... If it's nothing, it's nothing. And nothing plus nothing equals nothing. And I don't think there's anything here."

"We've spent a lot of time on this, and it's going nowhere," he added. "I don't care how many investigations they have. I've seen these kind of investigations going nowhere."

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