Donald Trump Jr may not have been indicted because he lacked the ‘mental capacity’ to commit crime: Ex-CIA official
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President Donald Trump's namesake son may have avoided federal charges due to his lack of understanding politics, a guest on MSNBC explained Wednesday.

Jeremy Bash was interviewed by "Deadline: White House" anchor Nicolle Wallace. Bash served as chief of staff at the CIA and Pentagon. He also served as chief counsel for Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee.

Bash explained how he thought Americans should process special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian collusion and obstruction of justice.

"I think we have to zoom back and look at what's happening at this moment in our democracy," Bash suggested. "Which is a special counsel is going to be issuing a report on the conduct of a presidential campaign, a candidate, and a president ultimately that amounts to a heap of shameful, unpatriotic, and unethical conduct where the president sought Russian interference, he received Russian interference, he benefitted from Russian interference, and he rewarded Russian interference."

Bash then laid out a fascinating theory as to why Donald Trump, Jr. may not have been charged for conspiracy for his role in the infamous Trump Tower meeting with Russian operatives.

"Whether the special counsel concluded at the end of the day that someone like Don, Jr. didn't have the mental capacity -- and I use that term specifically -- because he didn't have the intent, because he didn't understand politics, whatever the basis for saying a crime wasn't committed is important to know," Bash concluded.