Juniorgate: Legal expert joins WH in dismissing overheated ‘treason’ allegations

Juniorgate: Legal expert joins WH in dismissing overheated ‘treason’ allegations
Donald Trump, Jr. (Image: YouTube screen grab via Washington Post)

[Ed. – As well they should. The charges are just meant to further stir up already overwrought Trump haters. Ultimately, to quote George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley, Donald Trump, Jr., is a ‘chump’ but not a ‘criminal.’]

While congressional Democrats were quick Tuesday to cast Donald Trump Jr.’s newly released emails as evidence of “collusion,” a few went so far as to accuse the president’s son of treason — rhetoric the White House is calling “ridiculous.”

“If this isn’t treasonous, I’m not sure what is,” Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Seth Moulton tweeted Tuesday after Trump Jr. released emails detailing plans for his meeting with a Russian lawyer purported to have dirt on Hillary Clinton.

The president’s son says no such information was exchanged at the time. But the new emails cast the meeting as connected to Russian government efforts to boost then-candidate Donald Trump, leading to harsh accusations from Democrats.

During Tuesday’s press briefing, White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about words like “obstruction of justice,” “perjury” and “treason” being used against the Trump team.

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