Earlier this morning, Jay Sekulow, attorney to President Trump, asked a very interesting question during his interview on ABC’s “This Week” regarding the controversy surrounding a meeting Donald Trump Jr. had with Russian lawyers in June 2016. To quote Sekulow exactly:
“If this was nefarious, why’d the Secret Service allow these people in?”
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— ABC News (@ABC) July 16, 2017
Sekulow raises a very interesting point that many people have not stopped to consider during this witch hunt, based on excepts from The Hill. After all, the Secret Service team is directly responsible for vetting the individuals who come into close contact with the First Family. If the Russian lawyers had ill intentions, the likelihood of Secret Service uncovering them and acting accordingly is extremely high.
For the past few weeks, excessive scrutiny has been placed on President Trump and his eldest son. Many people are desperately trying to find the slightest shred of evidence that will link them to having colluded with Russia to sway the 2016 Presidential election in Mr. Trump’s favor.
Sekulow also elaborated on a critical component that many investigators have willfully neglected:
“The President was not aware of that meeting did not attend that meeting. Donald Trump Jr. himself said things should’ve been done differently. Having said that again, none of that is violation of the law. That’s more process.”
Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort are some of the people who attended the aforementioned meeting with the Russian lawyer. As Jay Sekulow accurately affirmed this morning, taking part in a gathering is not a crime. If the media wants to claim the Trump administration colluded with Russia to sway the results of a Presidential election, they will have to provide greater and more substantial evidence. So far, this has yet to happen.