Famed legal expert Alan Dershowitz said he doesn’t see any crime was committed by Donald Trump Jr. when he revealed that he met a Russian lawyer with incriminating information about Hillary Clinton during his father’s presidential campaign, the Gateway Pundit reports.
He also criticized the New York Times during an interview with Fox News host Neil Cavuto on Wednesday after the newspaper’s op-ed suggested that Trump Jr. may have committed treason.
In a series of emails that Trump Jr. publicly released, he was informed by attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya that he would be offered compromising information about Clinton in their June 2016 meeting.
The president’s eldest son said nothing came from the meeting and he did not know that Veselnitskaya was possibly connected with the Russian government.
Dershowitz told Cavuto that even if Trump Jr. received and used the information that was gathered illegally, he’s still not in legal jeopardy because he had no involvement in the illegal gathering of the information.
“There’s really no difference under the First Amendment between a campaigner using information from somebody who obtained it illegally and a newspaper doing it,” Dershowitz said.