The Secret rejected Trump’s lawyer’s argument that they should have vetted the Russians that Trump Jr. was meeting, but made it clear that they were in the building to protect Trump, which means that President Trump knew about the meeting.
After Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow threw the Secret Service under the bus during an interview on ABC’s This Week by saying, “I wonder why the Secret Service, if this was nefarious, why the Secret Service allowed these people in. The president had Secret Service protection at that point, and that raised a question with me.”
According to Reuters, the Secret Service rejected Sekulow’s claim:
In an emailed response to questions about Sekulow’s comments, Secret Service spokesman Mason Brayman said the younger Trump was not under Secret Service protection at the time of the meeting, which included Trump’s son and two senior campaign officials.
“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,” the statement said.
The Secret Service was in Trump Tower because that was where Trump was. Trump was in the building because he knew that his campaign team was meeting with the Russians. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what Trump was doing there in the middle of the campaign, on the same day that he promised a major speech that would spill the dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump knew about the meeting. President Trump has been working so hard to shut down the Russia investigations because it is only a matter of time until he gets caught. All paths are leading to the Trump family, and at the center of the family is the candidate, now President Donald Trump.