July 16, 2017

While defending Don Jr's meeting with Russians, Jay Sekulow told Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace that there were no crimes committed by junior because opposition research "is not a thing of value."

That was one of many truly moronic and baffling answers he served up all day.

I have no idea why Sekulow (one of Trump's attorney's?) made the rounds on all the Sunday Talk shows Sunday since he's not Don Jr.'s actual attorney and the son was at the center of last week's controversy.

Sekulow is the kind of blustery, steamrolling loudmouth type that Trump loves.

But for a high-priced mouthpiece, he gave many "WTF?" answers and claimed ignorance whenever it suited him.

Chris Wallace hammered Jay all through the interview because the shady lawyer, who made his bones with the pro-life movement, never gives a straight answer and often goes on wild tangents, blaming others while making untruthful statements to defend the Trump administration and his family members.

One of those instances occurred when Wallace put up a graphic on campaign finance law.


Wallace said, "Wasn't the Trump campaign, in agreeing to that meeting -- wasn't it soliciting something of value, which was the Kremlin, as they believed it, the Kremlin’s effort to tip the election to Donald Trump?"

Sekulow argued that Don Jr., didn't "solicit" any information that could damage the Clinton campaign and Wallace jumped in.

"But they agreed to it and -- Wallace said. "They agreed to it and, in fact, Donald Trump said, I love it, and he agreed to the meeting on the 25th floor of Trump Tower."

Then Sekulow tried to pull a rabbit out of his hat and said, "The opposition research, if it would have materialized, is not a thing of value. There's never been a case that has said that opposition research is a thing of value."

Say what? He's just trolling everybody, right?

Campaigns spend millions of dollars on opposition research and if there was no "value" in it, then why do it at all?

At times in the history of, oppo-research has been the difference between winning and losing elections.

Sekulow also made another dubious claim, "I don't think it's appropriate to conflate -- the exact transition as it was laid out in those emails, which was not a solicitation by the Trump campaign to get information, it was an offer of opposition research."

Accepting an offer of help from a foreign government or national makes a person just as guilty as if the solicited it or if they received it.

Later in the interview, Sekulow brought up James Comey again to bait Wallace by asking him if Chris thought it was right for Comey to author a book.

Wallace scolded him by saying, "I ask the questions. You answer them."

I'm not surprised Trump the so-called president can't find better representation. He has a reputation for not paying his attorneys, and I expect Sekulow knows he can screw up on Sunday shows like this because he insisted on a retainer -- and Trump's (campaign slush fund?) check has already cleared.

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