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David Frum: Trump Team’s Russian Contacts ‘Not a Crime’ But a ‘Loyalty Issue’

On MSNBC‘s Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, guest host Joy-Ann Reid held a panel discussion on the late-breaking news that senior White House advisor and nepotist extraordinaire Jared Kushner is now a person of interest in the FBI’s ongoing investigation into Russian shenanigans during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Asked how it was possible that Kushner could be part of the White House’s so-called “war room” effort to push back against the fallout from the Russia probe, Frum, the former George W. Bush speechwriter and architect of the Iraq War, said:

“The constant iteration of crime sets people up to look for what may be the very wrong thing. The things that may have happened here may be extremely serious and not criminal. It’s not a crime to be financially beholden to the Russians. It’s not a crime to tell them things. It’s not a crime to coordinate with them in your election effort if you aren’t involved in the hack. Those things aren’t crimes. They are loyalty issues. They’re reliability issues. They’re security issues.”

For more, see the clip above, via MSNBC.

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