Former John McCain campaign manager and GOP strategist Steve Schmidt lashed out while speaking with MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace on Tuesday. The GOP strategist called out Donald Trump Jr. for meeting up with a Russian government lawyer to obtain dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Schmidt was responding to Donald Trump’s early morning tweet that said anyone “would have taken the meeting.”
“Well, you and I wouldn’t,” Schmidt told Wallace. “And nor would any other loyal American with a sense of rectitude.”
“This was an attempt at conspiracy, on the part of a hostile foreign power at the most senior level of a political campaign,” he continued. “This has nothing to do with opposition research. This was an intrusion by the Russian government by its intelligence services to the highest levels of the Republican nominee, and I think one of the things that would be interesting that we still don’t have a good answer for is, why is it that the only sweat equity at the Republican platform, that the Trump campaign put forward was on the issue of arm sales to the Ukrainian government which the Russians were on the opposite side of.”
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