Andrew Napolitano; Donald Trump

Andrew Napolitano; Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Richard Drew/Getty/Sean Gallup)

Team Trump’s stumbling defense of Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer has unraveled so badly in recent days that even Fox News is hard pressed to find a legal analyst who backs the White House.

The network’s senior judicial analyst, Andrew Napolitano, refuted the White House’s latest legal defense on Monday morning.

“It is a crime to receive something of value when you are a campaign official from a foreign person or foreign government,” Napolitano said. “Is this enough to commence a criminal investigation? Answer: yes. Because it is suspicious that they met with these people, that they didn’t consult a lawyer, that one of these people is former KGB-GRU — that’s the Russian intelligence arm.”

Napolitano went on to ask, “Why didn’t Jared Kushner tell the FBI about it unless he was trying to hide something?”

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In recent days, the president has posted multiple Twitter defenses of his son, who along with his brother-in-law Jared Kushner and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort attended meeting at Trump Tower with Kremlin-linked attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya and other associates in an effort to get opposition research on Hillary Clinton.

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Source:: Salon.com

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