This morning we were greeted by the news that an ex-Soviet spy, identified as Rinat Akhmetshin, also attended the meeting arranged by Donald Trump Jr. with a Russian lawyer in order to gather dirt on Hillary Clinton from the Russian government. It was later reported that a sixth person — an interpreter per Trump Jr’s attorney — was also in the room.
With yet more revelations once again changing the narrative provided by Trump Jr. and the White House surrounding the meeting, Fox News’ Chris Wallace noted that this created credibility problems for the administration.
During today’s broadcast of America’s Newsroom, the Fox News Sunday host was asked his thoughts on the latest developments. Noting that they’ve been told that nothing came out of the meeting, Wallace explained that these new reports show that the White House and those involved are not being forthcoming with these details until the media comes out with them.
“I think this is the biggest problem here,” Wallace stated. “I think there is very little legal jeopardy for Donald Trump, Jr., but there’s a huge problem with the credibility of the White House because they kept saying there is no collusion, there have been no contacts, this is all a hoax, it is all fake news.”
When anchor Shannon Bream tossed out the notion that maybe Trump Jr. and meeting attendee Jared Kushner should be excused because they were political novices, Wallace highlighted that the emails show in black-and-white showed an effort at collusion. He also noted that political veteran Paul Manafort was also involved, shooting holes in the naivety defense.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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