Trump lawyer: If Don Jr’s meeting was nefarious, would the Secret Service have allowed it? Update: Secret Service rejects

The answer is … yes, right? The Secret Service makes sure that people in proximity to the president (or, in this case, a presidential nominee) pose no threat to him. They don’t vet them for “nefariousness,” particularly if those people were invited by the president’s family to discuss cooperating on a project of mutual interest, which is basically the opposite of a threat. In fact, this talking point contradicts Jay Sekulow’s other key talking point this morning, that there was nothing illegal in Don Jr, Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort holding a meeting with some Russians to discuss Hillary Clinton dirt. If that’s true, and it may well be, on what grounds could the Secret Service have said to Team Trump, “Sorry, you can’t meet with these people?”
Rinat Akhmetshin, the lobbyist who accompanied lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya to the meeting, claims he basically strolled in off the street unharassed by security.

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