‘Trump Jr. Could Face Treason Charges’, Ex-Watergate Prosecutor Drops Truth Bomb On MSNBC
“We have a potential for actual treason.” Those were the words of former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman in response to the bombshell report that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Kremlin-linked lawyer who offered damaging information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in order to get a meeting at Trump Tower.
According to the report, the Russian attorney provided the information in exchange for lifting U.S. sanctions on human rights abusers.
Appearing on MSNBC Monday morning, Akerman said the president’s son may have betrayed the U.S. by agreeing to meet with Kremlin-linked attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya, along with his brother-in-law Jared Kushner and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
“There are lots of legal implications,” Akerman said. “First of all, we have a potential for actual treason. We have Donald Trump Jr., the ‘mini-me’ to the president, who is meeting with a Russian operative, thinking that he’s going to get information on the Hillary Clinton campaign.”
Akerman said Trump Jr. should have been suspicious that the information came from Russian spies, and he questions why Kushner and Manafort were brought to this particular meeting.
“Paul Manafort was brought to the dance by none other than Roger Stone, who in August of 2016 admitted that prior he had direct conversations with the Russian hacker and that he was aware of what WikiLeaks was doing,” Akerman explained. “Then on top of all that, you’ve got Jared Kushner, who in June of 2016 — when this very meeting was going on — was put in charge of this whole data program for the Trump campaign.”
All U.S. intelligence have asserted that Russia attempted to hurt Clinton by stealing and leaking potentially damaging emails stolen from her campaign chairman and the Democratic National Committee, and Akerman believes the evidence suggests ties between those efforts and the Trump campaign.
“On top of it all, Jared Kushner completely forgot about this meeting when he filled out his application for security clearance, which is totally unbelievable,” Akerman said. “So there is plenty of smoke here, and I think we’re getting close to the fire.”
Watch the interview below:
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