In the wake of bombshell reports revealing his meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer who offered to give him dirt on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Jr. defended himself by saying the meeting didn’t result in any info being exchanged. In an appearance on Fox News this Tuesday, conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer wasn’t buying it.
“Well, ‘I love it’ are the fatal words,” Krauthhammer said, referring to Trump Jr’s response to being offered dirt on Clinton. “The defense of the Trump administration for the last six months — which I supported — was, there doesn’t appear to be a there, there. I was saying that this was a coverup in search of a crime. There wasn’t any evidence of collusion. There were lots of coincidences, lots of meetings, lots of non-disclosures — but that’s all circumstantial. There was nothing to show that the Trump administration was aware of or supporting the Russian interference in our election. And [Donald Trump Jr’s meeting] just showed up today in black and white, released by Don Jr himself. This was not released in the anti-Trump media, so you see it in black and white.”
Krauthhammer said he still believes collusion isn’t a crime, but that the “denial of collusion is very weak right now because it looks as if … Don Jr was receptive to receiving this information.”
Fox host Martha MacCallum asked Krauthhammer that if nothing came out of the meeting (as Trump Jr claims), would that be indicative of collusion.
“It’s a hell of a defense to say your collusion might be incompetent,” Krauthhammer said..
“If you get a call to go to a certain place in the middle of the night to pick up stolen goods and it turns out the stolen goods don’t show up but the cops show up,” he continued, “I think you’re going to have a very weak story saying, ‘Well, I got swindled here.'”
Watch the full segment below, via Fox News:
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