Wasserman Schultz: ‘Donald Trump Jr. Is a Liar’ — Meeting Fits Definition of ‘Collusion’

Tuesday on CNN’s “OutFront,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said the meeting between Donald Trump, Jr., Jared Kushner, then-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, and a Russian attorney was the “classic dictionary definition” of “collusion.”

Wasserman Schultz said, “I was stunned when I heard about this email exchange, and obviously this has unfolded over the course of yesterday and today. Clearly, what we learned today is that the president’s son, his namesake, a senior advisor and someone who was in the top tier of the Trump campaign colluded. The classic dictionary definition of what that means, collusion is cooperation, especially for deceit or illegal purposes. And there is no question that is what Donald Trump Jr. agreed to do with relish, I might add, is meet with a lawyer who he believed was affiliated with the Russian government to assist his father’s campaign and collect dirt on Hillary Clinton. If that is not the definition of collusion, I don’t know what is. I’m sure that it is. And this is, obviously, continues with this iceberg that we were initially at the tip of last summer just gets larger and larger.”

She continued, “Donald Trump Jr. is a liar. He has lied throughout all of the questionings just on this one e-mail exchange. He said initially that the meeting was about adoption and conveniently left an important part of why he took the meeting. He also said that he didn’t know the lawyer’s name or why he was meeting with her. This meeting was attended by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law who is now a senior advisor inside the belly of the White House, right next to the president. I mean, this is someone who has a top secret security clearance, which, if it’s not already revoked, it should be immediately because he also clearly participated in collusion. And the only question now is what did the president know? When did he know it? And to what extent?”

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