A CNN panel practically foamed at the mouth as they mulled over the latest scandal involving the Don Trump Jr. meeting with that now-famous Russian lawyer and new information that paints another individual in the room as a “former Russian spy”.
Senior political analyst and former presidential adviser to numerous presidents, David Gergen said on Friday that the administration’s efforts to do damage control following the revelation of Don Jr.’s meeting last year with a Russian lawyer who offered him dirt on Hillary Clinton “may go down as one of the most incompetent cover-ups we have ever had.”
In the midst of his slamming the White House for “a pattern, a very clear pattern of dishonest, misleading statements,” Gergen did concede that there’s still no evidence of any crime having been committed.
“We don’t know, of course, whether this meeting brought violations of the law,” he said after criticizing the Trumps for their “stupidity”.
Gergen pointed to Don Jr.’s explanation, saying that it’s proof of a “cover-up,” which involves the President himself. “And we’ve had now three versions and disturbingly, the New York Times, CNN has pointed out, that Donald Trump himself apparently approved at least two of the misleading statements and they’ve been blown out of the water.”
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