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Jay Sekulow on Don Jr. Meeting: ‘If This Was Nefarious, Why Did the Secret Service Allow These People In?’

As Jay Sekulow did the Full Ginsburg on the Sunday shows this morning in response to Donald Trump Jr.‘s meeting, he raised a question about the Secret Service’s role on ABC’s This Week.

Jon Karl asked the member of the President’s legal team about whether he agrees that “the FBI should have been notified” about that email after Trump Jr. received it, given what was said about a Russian government effort to help his father.

This was Sekulow’s response:

“I’ve wondered why the Secret Service––if this was nefarious, why’d the Secret Service allow these people in?”

When ABC News tweeted out that comment, some on Twitter were a bit taken aback:

UPDATE –– 4:12 pm ET: Reuters obtained this response from the Secret Service:

“Donald Trump, Jr. was not a protectee of the USSS in June, 2016. Thus we would not have screened anyone he was meeting with at that time.”

Watch above, via ABC.

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