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"Trump lawyer defends Don Jr. meeting, says Secret Service allowed it"-Reuters
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: July 16, 2017 11:29AM
Please read this and tell us what you think. I think this indicates the Trumpers are going to fight this on the lowest level possible.

Trump lawyer defends Don Jr. meeting, says Secret Service allowed it
[www.reuters.com]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of President Donald Trump's personal lawyers defended a meeting that the president's son had with Russian nationals during the 2016 campaign, suggesting the fact that the Secret Service allowed the meeting showed it was not "nefarious."

"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 Trump's legal team, said on Sunday on the ABC news program "This Week."

Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., acknowledged meeting with a Russian lawyer in New York City during the 2016 presidential campaign after he was told she might have damaging information about his father's rival, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.



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Re: "Trump lawyer defends Don Jr. meeting, says Secret Service allowed it"-Reuters
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: July 16, 2017 11:31AM
Of course, maybe the Secret Service let the Russians in because The Boss said it was okay....
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Re: "Trump lawyer defends Don Jr. meeting, says Secret Service allowed it"-Reuters
Posted by: Ted King
Date: July 16, 2017 11:43AM
Donald Trump Jr. did not have Secret Service protection at the time, Donald Trump Sr. did. I don't imagine the SS had to do a scan of every person entering Trump Tower during the time Trump Sr. was there to protect him adequately. So unless Trump Sr. was at the meeting with the Russian lawyer there is no reason to think they would care about it or even have a reason to know about it. Maybe that's it - Trump Sr.'s lawyer is accidentally letting it slip that Trump Sr. was at the meeting.
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Re: "Trump lawyer defends Don Jr. meeting, says Secret Service allowed it"-Reuters
Posted by: graylocks
Date: July 16, 2017 01:03PM
yeah, the Secret Service from the previous administration. Thanks, Obama!



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Re: "Trump lawyer defends Don Jr. meeting, says Secret Service allowed it"-Reuters
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: July 16, 2017 02:36PM
Nobody could have a meeting with Trump, Jr. or Trump's campaign manager without security-clearance?

Must have been very hard to get any campaign-work done.



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Re: "Trump lawyer defends Don Jr. meeting, says Secret Service allowed it"-Reuters
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 16, 2017 02:59PM
The secret service presidential protection detail is there to protect it's charges, not to get involved in what they are doing. The agents explicitly do not comment on any activities as they need the full trust and confidence of those they must protect. That they allowed the meeting only says there was no physical threat present.



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld
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Re: "Trump lawyer defends Don Jr. meeting, says Secret Service allowed it"-Reuters
Posted by: GGD
Date: July 16, 2017 05:03PM
Nixon was under secret service protection during watergate too.
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Re: "Trump lawyer defends Don Jr. meeting, says Secret Service allowed it"-Reuters
Posted by: deckeda
Date: July 16, 2017 08:12PM
""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." -- Mason Brayman, spokesman

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Re: "Trump lawyer defends Don Jr. meeting, says Secret Service allowed it"-Reuters
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: July 17, 2017 07:00AM
"Hey, should we check any of these facts before we publish this press release?"

"Nah. Just click send."



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Re: "Trump lawyer defends Don Jr. meeting, says Secret Service allowed it"-Reuters
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: July 17, 2017 09:18AM
This attorney Jay Sekulow is a grifter and a world class Islamaphobe , from a family of grifters like the Trumps. They run a "nonprofit" and a radio show that has raked in millions over the past few years to advocate for conservative causes (like Donald Trump jr apparently) and cases where Christians feel "persecuted" by laws and regulations that protect civil rights. And on the payroll...only Sekulows...
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Re: "Trump lawyer defends Don Jr. meeting, says Secret Service allowed it"-Reuters
Posted by: pdq
Date: July 17, 2017 02:38PM
Good point, LD:

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Documents obtained by the Guardian show Sekulow... approved plans to push poor and jobless people to donate money to his Christian nonprofit, which since 2000 has steered more than $60m to Sekulow, his family and their businesses.

Grifters, all.
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Re: "Trump lawyer defends Don Jr. meeting, says Secret Service allowed it"-Reuters
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 17, 2017 04:46PM
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pdq
Good point, LD:

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Documents obtained by the Guardian show Sekulow... approved plans to push poor and jobless people to donate money to his Christian nonprofit, which since 2000 has steered more than $60m to Sekulow, his family and their businesses.

Grifters, all.

So this is just a fundraising ploy by Sekelow. Anything that relieves the Deplorables from their hard earned money is fine with me.



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