Fox News host Sandra Smith asked what it would have meant if Donald Trump Jr.and other campaign officials received information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clintonat the Trump Tower meetinglast year with Russian operatives.
That wouldve been a felony, Napolitano replied. That wouldve been the completion of a crime.
However, he said, these nonviolent criminal eventsoften dont happen all at once, but rather they occur in stages.
So the question is: Is this enough to commence a criminal investigation? Answer: Yes, he said.
He called it suspicious that the Trump campaign didnt tell anyone about the meeting and that White House aide Jared Kushner, Trumps son-in-law, who was also in attendance, didnt mention it on his national security application.
If he was trying to hide something,was it that this was a bumbling, foolish thing to do or that this was the beginning of some steps in furtherance of acquiring this information?Napolitano wondered.
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