This weekend, the President’s personal attorney was all over the Sunday news shows defending the meeting between Donald Trump Jr, Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and at least 2 Russian agents. Of course, to defend him, he had to make stuff up — to be blunt. Jay Sekulow proved him self to be as shameless as his client when it comes to creating things out of thin air. (See video below …)
On ABC’s “This Week” Sunday program, Sekulow complained that the Secret Service was the negligent party in all of this. If anyone should have stopped the meeting, it was them. He tries to say that because his father had protection, that the Secret Service was also watching over Donald Jr., Kushner, and Manafort as well as the whole building.
“Well, I wonder why the Secret Service, if this was nefarious, why the Secret Service allowed these people in,” Jay Sekulow said on ABC’s “This Week.” “The President had Secret Service protection at that point, and that raised a question with me.”
That might come as a shock to everyone who lived in or visited Trump Tower any time in late 2015, 2016 or even this year. Fortunately for them, they weren’t under surveillance or being vetted. The only person under guard was Trump himself. Sekulow was lying.
Normally, the Secret Service is silent on pretty much any reports about them. This piece of deception, however, warranted them to make an official statement to set the record straight.
This morning, even Fox News had to report the lie. Furthermore, it wasn’t Juan Williams or whatever liberal they trot out to flog reporting it, it was the normal Fox News team on their regular news broadcast. They did try to slip in a couple of “qualifiers” and immediately tried to pivot away from the story, but just the fact that they had to plainly expose the Team Trump propaganda for what it was is pretty special.
Check out their report below:
Two interesting side notes from the report … First, that FOx doesn’t say that Don Jr met with Russians but rather qualify it with an “according to his own emails” as if that might not be accurate. Second, at the end of the report, notice how there is absolutely no comment (like there usually is) after the correspondent reports on this story by the anchors. Instead, they immediately pivot to talking about “Made In America” week with the White House reporter after she said absolutely nothing about it in her report.
Featured image via screen capture from the video above.