In the latest episode of “The Resistance,” host Keith Olbermann made the case for the arrests of Donald Trump, Jr. and his co-conspirators in the now-infamous June 9, 2016 meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian attorney.
“Trump has now jumped on this bandwagon,” Olbermann argued, “beginning to rationalize that conspiring with an enemy nation is ‘just politics,’ while one of his own lawyers had inadvertantly opened the door to the prospect that Trump may have been indirectly involved with that meeting — or even have attended it.”
According to Olbermann, the text of the emails sent to Trump, Jr. make it clear that the “dirt” on Hillary Clinton he supposedly would have received was “official government information” and would be, as far as the president’s eldest son knew, a meeting with “an emissary of the Russian government.”
Citing Federal Election Commission filings, Olbermann said Trump’s campaign paid $50,000 to one of his son’s attorneys “two weeks before the Veselnitskaya story broke.”
“This would be legal if, and only if, the attorney was working on campaign matters,” he said.
He went on to cite a statement by President Trump’s attorney Jay Sekulow, who claimed Secret Service vetted the people involved in the meeting — a statement Olbermann argued could only apply, at that point in the campaign, to a meeting attended by Trump himself or one of great importance to him. The Secret Service has denied Sekulow’s statement.
Trump’s potential involvement in the meeting, Olbermann said, could constitute espionage — and White House staff writing Trump, Jr.’s initial statement claiming the meeting was about “adoption” could constitute obstruction of justice.
Watch Olbermann make his case below, via GQ.