Jay Sekulow, Trump’s lawyer, recently tried to make the argument that if Trump Jr. had done anything illegal, the Secret Service would have stepped in. That’s right, he said the Secret Service was there and they would have intervened if anything illegal was happening.
“Well, I wonder why the Secret Service, if this was nefarious, why the Secret Service allowed these people in,” Jay Sekulow said on ABC’s “This Week.” “The President had Secret Service protection at that point, and that raised a question with me.”
Well, there’s a big problem with that statement. This defense strongly implies that Trump Sr. was actually in the meeting. Why? Because Trump Jr. didn’t have Secret Service detail that early in the election. The only person at that time who did was Donald Trump Sr, so he had to be at the meeting for this to be true.
Not to mention, the Secret Service would not have stepped in regardless of who they were protecting. Their duty is to physically protect the candidate, not ensure everyone is operating legally and minding their manners.
So, here’s what Sekulow is really saying: Trump Sr. was in the meeting, and he thinks he can do anything he wants unless someone steps in and directly tells him he can’t; and we’ve all seen how he reacts when that happens.
Robert Mueller must not be getting any sleep these days as he pieces together all of these new revelations. We can’t wait to see just how bad this all blows up in the Trump family’s face.