Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano suggested on Monday that Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort had put themselves in legal jeopardy by seeking opposition research from Russians during the 2016 election.
“If I could have advised the president or Donald Trump Jr., I would have said, ‘Go to [Trump attorney] Don McGahn,'” Napolitano opined. “He would have said, ‘You want to talk to a an ex-KGB-GRU agent and a person represented as a Russian government lawyer — even though we now know she wasn’t — tell the FBI, don’t bring those guys in here.'”
Napolitano pointed out that “it is a crime to receive something of value when you are a campaign official from a foreign person or foreign government.”
According to the Fox News analyst, Trump officials could be guilty of a felony if they received information about Hillary Clinton from Russians.
“Often these non-violent criminal events don’t happen all at once, they happen in stages,” he continued. “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.”
“Why didn’t Jared Kushner tell the FBI about it unless he was trying to hide something?” Napolitano observed. “Donald Trump would be better served if he weren’t related to the people serving him.”
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