“Trump Jr. becomes central character in Russia storm”
Donald Trump Jr. said Monday he’d be willing to speak with the Senate Intelligence Committee about his meeting with a Russian lawyer who promised opposition research on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Robert Ray, the former independent counsel for the Whitewater controversy during the Bill Clinton administration, said legal experts eager to accuse Trump Jr. of a crime were “hyperventilating.”
“It’s not clear that Trump, Jr. received anything of value,” Ray said. “So whatever the Russian lawyer supposedly may have dangled out there in order to entice a meeting, it’s so indefinite that it would be more than a stretch to claim that such conduct by him violated federal campaign finance laws as an in-kind campaign contribution or that it knowingly constituted by him aiding and abetting some form of cyber crime.”