Dan Abrams: If President Knew about Trump Tower Meeting, Don Jr Gets Indicted
On Monday morning, ABC Chief Legal Analyst and Mediaite founder Dan Abrams broke down the possible legal concerns facing President Donald Trump on Good Morning America, in light of a questionable tweet the president wrote over the weekend that conflicted with previous statements about the infamous Trump Tower meeting.
“Ken Starr, back with the Clinton investigation, determined that lying to the public could be in and of itself a ground for impeachment,” Abrams pointed out to George Stephanopoulos.
Abrams went on to address Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow blaming the conflicting statements on “bad information.”
“Let’s be clear: The idea that a lawyer for the President of the United States is coming forward and saying, ‘Hey, you know, I had bad information’… As if that happens all the time, that a lawyer for the President gets bad information… this doesn’t happen,” Abrams said.
He then enumerated the legal questions surrounding Donald Trump Jr.’s statement on the Trump Tower meeting and its purpose, saying, firstly, that he may have violated campaign finance law if he solicited something of value from the Russians.
Additionally, Abrams explained, Donald Jr. may be in jeopardy on the grounds of a “broader statute” which special counsel Robert Mueller has been using with some of the Russians that have already been indicted: a conspiracy to defraud the United States.
On whether Trump needs to stick by his claim that he did not know about the meeting, Abrams argued that should be his “number one concern.”
“He has to stick to that part because if he says he knew about the meeting, that almost certainly means Donald Jr. lied in front of Congress, and I think that would almost certainly mean that Donald Jr. would get indicted,” he said.
Watch above, via ABC News.
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