President Donald Trump admitted on Twitter on Aug. 5 that his son Donald Trump Jr. met with Russians in Trump Tower on June 9, 2016, about defeating Hillary Clinton.
This tweet was a complete reverse of over two years of shifting stories by Trump Jr., noted MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle, who documented the timeline, from June 9, 2016, until the present:
So the president and Don, Jr. have changed their story, but the story they’re telling now is it was totally legal. We both know it’s not legal, but what’s the actual punishment?
Mimi Rocah, a former Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of New York, explained how Trump Jr. could be charged with crimes:
Well, there are several different crimes that could be charged coming out of this set of facts, I think. The possible crimes are conspiracy to defraud the United States, the same conspiracy that’s been charged against the Russians. It would be conspiring with the Russians to do that by interfering with the sort of fair administration of the election laws.
That’s one possible serious felony. Another one as we’ve been discussing is possible violation of the obstruction laws, there’s different prongs of that, basically it would be interfering with ongoing investigations.
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