Donald Trump Jr.'s Emails Are Not Treason

Remember when Rosie O'Donnell was going to be the end of President Trump? Then, it was John McCain. And then Khizr Khan and the Access Hollywood tape and the Russian dossier and the Mika/Joe tweetstorm.

All of that should have brought down President Trump, at least in the eyes of the Left. None of it has. But hope sprang anew earlier this week when it was discovered Donald Trump Jr. had met with a Russian lawyer who offered dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Trump Jr. promptly turned over the entire email chain he had on the affair, and the press has since had a field day finding people to make ever-more ludicrous claims about his possible legal exposure.

It's clearly collusion, some said — although collusion is not exactly a crime. It's an illegal campaign contribution, said others — although nothing of value was given.

It's a Logan Act violation, said others, referring to the 1799 law that makes it a crime for citizens to intervene in disputes with foreign governments that has never been used to prosecute anyone.

It could even be conspiracy to defraud, said one Vermont law professor, Jennifer Taub, because Trump Jr. went to a meeting to hear evidence that someone else may have committed a crime … against the United States.

To all of which Tim Kaine, perhaps the worst vice-presidential candidate in modern times, accused Trump Jr. of treason — of working against the interests of the U.S. and for the interests of a foreign power.

Read more from Ford O'Connell at the Washington Examiner

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