Secret Service Statement on Sekulow Comment: Don Jr. ‘Was Not a Protectee’ at the Time

This morning on ABC, Jay Sekulow––a member of President Trump‘s legal team––raised the question of why the Secret Service didn’t keep anyone from the Don Jr. meeting if it was so “nefarious”: “I’ve wondered why the Secret Service––if this was nefarious, why’d the Secret Service allow these people in?” There was quite a bit of reaction to that line on Twitter, but Reuters reached out to the Secret Service and received the following statement in response: Donald Trump, Jr. was not a protectee of the USSS in June, 2016. Thus we would not have screened anyone he was meeting with at that time. Sekulow today also answered some questions about the meeting by criticizing James Comey and bringing up the question of whether there was collusion between Ukraine and the Democrats. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

This morning on ABC, Jay Sekulow––a member of President Trump‘s legal team––raised the question of why the Secret Service didn’t keep anyone from the Don Jr. meeting if it was so “nefarious”:

“I’ve wondered why the Secret Service––if this was nefarious, why’d the Secret Service allow these people in?”

There was quite a bit of reaction to that line on Twitter, but Reuters reached out to the Secret Service and received the following statement in response:

Donald Trump, Jr. was not a protectee of the USSS in June, 2016. Thus we would not have screened anyone he was meeting with at that time.

Sekulow today also answered some questions about the meeting by criticizing James Comey and bringing up the question of whether there was collusion between Ukraine and the Democrats.

[image via screengrab]

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Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

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Secret Service Statement on Sekulow Comment: Don Jr. ‘Was Not a Protectee’ at the Time