Painter: Trump Jr. Meeting Comes ‘Very Close to if Not Crossing the Line’ on Treason
PAINTER: "Well, I think the president’s remarks are public remarks. We do not have evidence that the president himself met with the Russians or authorized meetings with the Russians. At this point in time we do not have that information. We need to focus on the facts we have. And what is treason would be assisting Russia in an attack on the United States. Russia did conduct an attack on the United States in 2016 through computer hacking to disrupt our democratic election process just as they did in France a few weeks ago. And anyone who assisted in that or wanted to help the Russians disseminate that information, even for their own partisan political ends jibl engaged in treasonous conduct in assisting in an attack on the united States. But we need to get the facts. All I’m saying is the facts reported in “The New York Times” article come very close if not is crossing the line with respect to treason if those facts are true. We need to find out what’s true."