Donald Trump Jr. has admitted to meeting with Russian agents in attempts to obtain incriminating information about Hillary Clinton in anticipation of the 2016 election. Trump and co. have said that this revelation is an attempt at transparency, but it may also have been illegal. Now, those on the right are scrambling for ways to defend the meeting. Here are some of the most ridiculous attempts at a justification.
1. The Secret Service Was Fine With The Meeting
Jay Sekulow, Trump Sr.'s personal lawyer, attempted to argue that if the meeting was nefarious then the Secret Service would have never allowed the Russian agent to meet with Trump Jr.
“Donald Trump Jr. was not under Secret Service protection in June 2016. Thus we would not have screened anyone he was meeting with at that time," replied the Secret Service in an official statement.
2. Kellyanne's Papers
Kellyanne doesn't offer a defense as much as she crafts a carefully worded prop-comedy routine.
3. It's The Democrats' Fault
Sean Hannity attempted to argue that it was the Democrats to blame for the suspicious meeting.
“Democrats, members of the destroy-Trump media, have now for months been lying, smearing, slandering, trying to delegitimize the president. Stop him from doing his job,” Hannity said. “But that’s just what they do.”
4. Donald Trump Jr. Is A "Good Boy"
"Don is — as many of you know Don — he's a good boy," President Trump said on Air Force One to media. "He's a good kid. And he had a meeting, nothing happened with the meeting. It was a short meeting as he told me — because I only heard about it two or three days ago. As he told me, the meeting went —and it was attended by a couple of other people who—one of them left after a few minutes—which is Jared [Kushner]."
5. But Her Emails
Yup, he's still going with this one.
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