Donald Trump Jr. talked to Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity about his meeting with a Russian attorney who claimed to have incriminating information on Hillary Clinton. Don Jr. published the emails between himself and Rob Goldstone, the man who set up the meeting.
According to all reports, the meeting didn’t last more than 20 minutes. Don Jr. left without any information on Hillary Clinton because the attorney had nothing to offer. No promises or deals were made, and no money exchanged hands.
According to Alan Dershowitz, a prominent scholar on United States constitutional and criminal law, and CNN contributor, no crime was committed.
Dershowitz explained that even if Don Jr. received and used material that was obtained illegally, he’s not committing a crime as long as he had nothing to do with illegal act of obtaining the information.
“There’s a big difference between the act of stealing or the act of hacking, and the act of using it,” Dershowitz said. “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.”
As Dershowitz noted, it’s not illegal for a news outlet such as the New York Times to publish documents like the Pentagon Papers because they had nothing to do with stealing them.
Same thing applies in this case. Sorry liberals.
Allen B. West reports:
Donald Trump Jr. appeared on Hannity last night for an interview surrounding a number of emails he published on Twitter earlier that day.
The email chain he published was of his conversations attempting to set up a meeting with a Russian attorney who claimed to have dirt on Hillary Clinton. More specifically, she claimed to have information that would “incriminate” Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.” The email was from 13 months ago, before the Trump/Russia conspiracy theories truly began to be hurled around.