Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” one of President Donald Trump’s attorneys dismissed the ethical and moral implications of Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russian contacts before the election, saying there is no time for such considerations during the heat of a campaign
Attorney Jay Sekulow made the rounds of the Sunday morning talk shows and was pressed by CNN host Jake Tapper to address the June 9th, 2016 meeting at Trump Tower where the president’s son met with Russians connected to the Kremlin.
“I understand you’re a lawyer but you’re also a man of faith,” Tapper began. “Isn’t it kind of important whether or not what Donald Trump Jr., [Paul] Manafort and [Jared] Kushner did, isn’t it important, whether or not it’s legal, whether or not it’s wrong? Whether or not it’s ethical?
“You’re conflating three perspectives here, Jake,” Sekulow parried. “The legality: was the meeting and what took place legal or not? Almost every legal expert says it’s not illegal. Then you’re trying to put a moral and ethical aspect to it and it’s easy to do that