Donald Trump tweeted another defense on Monday morning of his son Donald Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer offering dirt on Hillary Clinton, claiming “most politicians” would have done it.
Perhaps he means most corrupt and criminal right-wing politicians.
Tweeted Trump: “Most politicians would have gone to a meeting like the one Don jr attended in order to get info on an opponent. That’s politics!”
Most politicians would have gone to a meeting like the one Don jr attended in order to get info on an opponent. That's politics!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2017
In related news, the Secret Service is denying that it vetted the meeting between Trump Jr. and the lawyer after Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekulow made the claim on Sunday, Reuters reports:
“Well, I wonder why the Secret Service, if this was nefarious, why the Secret Service allowed these people in. The president had Secret Service protection at that point, and that raised a question with me,” Jay Sekulow, a member of the president’s legal team, said on Sunday on the ABC news program “This Week.”
In an emailed response to questions about Sekulow’s comments, Secret Service spokesman Mason Brayman said the younger Trump was not under Secret Service protection at the time of the meeting, which included Trump’s son and two senior campaign officials.
“Donald Trump, Jr. was not a protectee of the USSS in June, 2016. Thus we would not have screened anyone he was meeting with at that time,” the statement said.