Monday, July 17, 2017
Secret Service just Tossed Trump Jr under the Bus.
The Secret Service responded on Sunday to President Trump’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow’s claim that Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer during the campaign would not have happened if the Secret Service had considered it “nefarious.”
“If this was nefarious, why’d the Secret Service allow these people in?” Sekulow asked on ABC’s “This Week.”
“The president had Secret Service protection at that point,” he said. “That raised a question with me.”
However, that protection did not extend to Trump Jr. at the time, according to the Secret Service.
Donald Trump, Jr. was not a protectee of the USSS in June, 2016. Thus we would not have screened anyone he was meeting with at that time,” Secret Service spokesman Mason Brayman said in a statement to Reuters on Sunday.