Judge Andrew Napolitano took a closer look at the potential crimes committed in the meeting involving Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner and Russian nationals promising dirt on Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Napolitano said the "collusion" narrative is being framed improperly because "collusion" does not appear in federal statutes governing what allegedly happened in the meetings -- but "conspiracy" does.

He said it is a "false premise" that if "collusion is not a crime" then no crime was committed.

Napolitano said that federal law prohibits "receipt" of information or anything of value by Americans involved in a campaign from foreign individuals or entities.

He said the law also prohibits both "soliciting" such things and "agreeing" to potentially receive such things.


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"The agreement [to the meeting] is what is the [alleged] crime," Napolitano said. "That is what Bob Mueller is looking at -- not so much for the president -- but for his son and others."

"LIVE PD" host Dan Abrams said on ABC News that President Trump "has to stick to" his story that he knew nothing of Trump Jr.'s meeting with the Russian nationals

"If he says he knew about the meeting, that certainly means Donald Jr. lied in front of Congress [in a closed-door session]... That would almost certainly mean Donald Jr. would get indicted," Abrams said.

Napolitano said he agreed with Abrams' assertion.

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