Krauthammer: Trump's Allegations on Russian Lawyer Are 'Red Herring the Size of a Whale'
On "Special Report" tonight, Charles Krauthammer said President Trump's accusation that the Obama administration wrongly allowed Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya to enter the U.S. is a "red herring the size of a whale."
Veselnitskaya is the attorney thought to have damaging information on Hillary Clinton who met with Donald Trump Jr. in June 2016.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch reportedly signed off on granting the attorney special "parole" to be in the U.S.
Krauthammer said the real "scandal" is that Trump Jr. - through an intermediary - arranged a meeting with a Russian government lawyer in order to get dirt on Clinton.
He added that the email chain released earlier this week by Trump Jr. also confirms that the Kremlin was supporting the Trump campaign.
"That's the story," Krauthammer said. "I don't think it's illegal. I don't think anybody's claiming it's illegal."
He said it does, however, undermine the White House's narrative that there wasn't any collusion with Russia.
"This was a bungled collusion. This was amateurish collusion. This was Keystone Cops collusion," Krauthammer said. "But it doesn't change the fact that it was attempted collusion and it undoes the White House story completely."
The president brought up the lawyer's entry into the U.S. at a news conference in Paris, saying Veselnitskaya was only in the country "because of [Loretta] Lynch."
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