While there were those on Fox News who were playing defense for Donald Trump Jr. after he released an email exchange showing he arranged a meeting last year with a Russian attorney in order to gather dirt on Hillary Clinton from the Russian government, Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer lit into Trump Jr. and the defense being used by him and Trump loyalists.
Appearing on The Story with Martha MacCallum, Krauthammer highlighted how he had previously said that the Russian collusion story seemed to be a cover-up in search of a crime and that for a long time there didn’t seem to be a there there. However, based on Trump Jr’s own release, we can see that there is now at least something there.
“This just showed up in black in black and white — released by Don Jr. himself,” he stated. “This is not released in the, you know, anti-Trump media. So you see it in black-and-white.”
He added that collusion isn’t necessarily a crime but that any denial about there not being collusion is very weak because Trump Jr. showed he was “receptive.”
After MacCallum recapped some of what had been previewed from Sean Hannity’s interview with Trump Jr., pointing out that the Trump scion said he never received any real info, she asked Krauthammer if it could be collusion if he didn’t get anything from the meeting.
“Well, it’s a hell of a defense to say your collusion might be incompetent,” he responded.
He also said later in the segment that to use the excuse that there was no transaction that took place is also pretty weak.
“If you get a call to go to a certain place in the middle of the night to pick up stolen goods and it turns out the stolen goods don’t show up but the cops show up,” he noted. “I think you’re going to have a very weak story saying, ‘Well, I got swindled here.'”
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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