Since the November election, the mainstream media has been on a nonstop ‘witch hunt’ against President Donald Trump — and their current target is his family.
After Donald Trump, Jr. released his emails for transparency, the liberal media has been on a 24-hour attack.
President Trump dismissed the attacks, however, and stood up for his son with a clear message: There’s nothing here, so lets get back to work.
My son Donald did a good job last night. He was open, transparent and innocent. This is the greatest Witch Hunt in political history. Sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2017
Legal experts agree. The president’s attorney, Jay Sekulow, said in an interview with NBC’s “Today” that Trump Jr. did not violate any laws by accepting the meeting. He said the president had not been aware of Trump Jr.’s June 2016 meeting and didn’t find out about his son’s email exchange until “very recently.”
Sekulow said the president was not being investigated by former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating the Trump campaign and its interaction with Russia during the election. “I would know a little bit about it. I’m one of the lawyers,” Sekulow told ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
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As the emails reverberated across the political world, Trump Jr. defended his actions in an interview with Fox News, blaming the decision to take the meeting on the “million miles per hour” pace of a presidential campaign and his suspicion that the lawyer might have information about “underreported” scandals involving Clinton.
Trump Jr. said the meeting “really went nowhere” and that he never told his father about it because there was “nothing to tell.”
“In retrospect I probably would have done things a little differently,” Trump Jr. said.
Even establishment Republicans — a frequent political adversary of the Trump administration — defended the ‘nothing’ story.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he was confident Senate investigators would “get to the bottom of whatever happened.” And Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican on the intelligence committee, cautioned that the emails were “only part of the picture.”
Trump Jr., who was deeply involved in his father’s presidential campaign, portrayed his decision to release the emails as an effort “to be totally transparent.”
Hours after the son posted the emails, the president rose to his defense.
“My son is a high quality person and I applaud his transparency,” the president said in a statement read to reporters by White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and she stood by the White House’s longstanding insistence that no one in Trump’s campaign colluded to influence the election.
The Associated Press contributed to this article