Fox News host defends Trump Jr.: I'd meet with the devil for opposition research

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro defended Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential campaign who promised him damaging information on then-Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOvernight Defense: Trump tries to quell Russia furor | GOP looks to reassure NATO | Mattis open to meeting Russian counterpart Dem pollster: GOP women have a more difficult time winning primary races than Dems Mellman: (Mis)interpreting elections MORE, saying she would have done the same thing.

“As someone who’s run for office five times, if the devil called me and said he wanted to set up a meeting to give me opposition research on my opponent, I’d be on the first trolley to Hell to get it,” Pirro said Sunday on “Justice with Judge Jeanine."

“And any politician who tells you otherwise is a bald-faced liar.”

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The Fox News host also defended Trump Jr. against accusations that he had broken a law by setting up the meeting.

“There is no law that says a campaign cannot accept information from a foreign government,” Pirro said.

The Federal Election Campaign Act makes it illegal for any foreign national to contribute, donate or spend funds on any election in the United States. That includes foreign governments, political parties, corporations and individuals with foreign citizenship.

Trump Jr.’s meeting with the Russian lawyer, which was also attended by White House senior adviser and President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want to use 'adversary' to describe Russia Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats in midterms Roby wins Alabama GOP runoff, overcoming blowback from Trump criticism MORE son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort, took place at Trump Tower in June 2016.

Emails released by Trump Jr. last week between him and music publicist Rob Goldstone, who acted as an intermediary to set up the meeting, said the information the Kremlin-connected lawyer had “would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father.”

“This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump,” Goldstone wrote.

“If it's what you say I love it especially later in the summer,” Trump Jr. replied. He later forwarded the full email chain to Kushner and Manafort.