WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Donald Trump’s attorneys is asserting that there wasn’t anything wrong with the Trump campaign taking information from the Russians.
Attorney Rudy Giuliani is referring to the 2016 Trump Tower meeting involving Donald Trump Jr. and the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, in which the campaign sought information damaging to Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. Giuliani says that effort may have been ill-advised but wasn’t illegal.
In remarks that followed the release of a redacted version of the special counsel’s report, House Democrats say they will continue investigating campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction.
The chairman of the House committee that would hold impeachment hearings, congressman Jerrold Nadler, says he remains puzzled why charges of criminal conspiracy weren’t brought against those in the Trump Tower meeting.