Jake Tapper Knocks Don Jr. for ‘No Actual Crimes’ Comment About Russia Probe: Mueller’s Found a Lot…


CNN’s Jake Tapper knocked Donald Trump Jr. this afternoon for his comments about what the Russia probe investigations have found so far.

In talking about the Mueller investigation on Fox & Friends, the president’s son said, “I’ve been hearing this for two years where everyone’s going to jail. Meanwhile, they haven’t actually found anything as it relates to this. What they did was they put incredible pressure on regular guys that couldn’t afford million dollars in legal fees and got them to slip up and say something incorrectly. They pretended they were their friends. That’s all that happened. There are no actual crimes. There’s only things that people did in past lives.”

Tapper responded by noting all the criminal charges and guilty pleas from people like Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort, before directly addressing the “no actual crimes” line:

“Lying to Congress is a crime. Lying to the FBI’s a crime. Witness tampering is a crime. Violating campaign finance laws is a crime. Criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States by interfering in the U.S. election, which Mueller is charging several Russians with having done, that’s definitely a crime. Conspiracy to commit wire fraud, that’s a crime. Bank fraud, that’s a crime. And that’s just some of them.”

You can watch above, via CNN.

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