It’s not like Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer with connection with Putin and the subject of dirt on Hillary Clinton just sorta came up. Young Trump met with Kremlin-linked attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya after she promised some juicy stuff on Hillary. He admits it. He also admits he brought his brother-in-law Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort along for the visit,
There’s lots of legal implications,” said Nick Akernan, an assistant prosecutor during the Watergate investigation. “First of all, we have a potential for actual treason. We have Donald Trump Jr., the ‘mini-me’ to the president, who is meeting with a Russian operative, thinking that he’s going to get information on the Hillary Clinton campaign.”
He said Trump Jr. should have been suspicious that the information came from Russian spies, and he questions why Kushner and Manafort were brought to this particular meeting.
“Paul Manafort was brought to the dance by none other than Roger Stone, who in August of 2016 admitted that prior he had direct conversations with the Russian hacker and that he was aware of what WikiLeaks was doing,” Akerman explained. “Then on top of all that, you’ve got Jared Kushner, who in June of 2016 — when this very meeting was going on — was put in charge of this whole data program for the Trump campaign.”
The former prosecutor told MSNBC he believes we are coming closer to a day when indictments may be issued.
“On top of it all, Jared Kushner completely forgot about this meeting when he filled out his application for security clearance, which is totally unbelievable,” Akerman said. “So there is plenty of smoke here, and I think we’re getting close to the fire.”