theblaze.com - 65 days ago
Alan Dershowitz disputes Dem narrative that Trump Jr. committed ‘treason’ or ‘colluded’
Liberal lawyer Alan Dershowitz sees smoke but believes only a smoke machine — not a fire — is responsible.
During an appearance on Fox News over the weekend, the Harvard Law professor disputed many claims made last week about Donald Trump Jr.’s controversial meeting with a Russian lawyer, claims that labeled the meeting illegal or said it proved so-called collusion. The New York Times ignited controversy earlier this month when they reported on the Trump Jr. meeting, which took place in June 2016 at Trump Tower. Other high level Trump campaign officials, Jared Kushner and then-campaign manager Paul Manafort, were in attendance, along with a former Soviet counterintelligence officer, a translator and a mystery person. The meeting was allegedly convened so that Trump Jr. could obtain “high-level” information that might prove damaging to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Trump Jr. alleges he dismissed any information shared during the meeting. However, that hasn’t stopped Democrats and others from saying the Trump campaign violated federal election laws that bar campaigns from receiving things of “value” from foreign governments or organizations. Many have alleged that information falls in that category.
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