GOP Rep. Defends Trump Jr.: He Was ‘Not Schooled Up in Politics’

Before Donald Trump Jr. released the email chain this morning before his meeting with a Russian lawyer, a Republican congressman said on CNN that he was a “private citizen from the private sector not schooled up in politics.”

That set off CNN anchors John Berman and Poppy Harlow, the latter of whom asked if he’s really letting Trump Jr. off the hook “by saying he was a novice at this.”

Rooney argued that this whole thing “pales in comparison to the professional political machine of Hillary Clinton repeatedly meeting with Ukraine people trying to dig up dirt on Donald Trump.”

Harlow countered, “I’m not saying there aren’t legitimate questions, but I’m saying she’s not president.”

Berman also said that Trump Jr. was an “experienced American,” and asked, “If you try to rob a house and don’t come out with anything, do you still try to rob the house?”

“That’s a little different,” Rooney responded. He said both Clinton and Trump Jr. should be investigated.

Watch above, via CNN.

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