Trump lawyer: ‘No illegality’ in Trump Jr. meeting with Russian lawyer

A lawyer from President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again.' Poll: Sanders leads 2020 Democratic field with 28 percent, followed by Warren and Biden More than 6 in 10 expect Trump to be reelected: poll MORE's legal team said there was no illegality in Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting last year with a Russian lawyer who had offered compromising information on Hillary Clinton.

"There's no illegality in the meeting," Jay Sekulow said late Tuesday on Fox News. "Now, the fact is, nothing transpired."

Sekulow also said there is a "media frenzy" on Russia.


"This has been going on for several months. But when you look to see what actually takes place. A meeting takes place. Nothing happens as a result of this 15- or 20-minute meeting," he said.

"And at the end of the day, there's no illegality."

During an interview Wednesday on NBC's "Today" show, Sekulow was also pressed about whether Trump Jr. had lied about the meeting.

"No, he did not," Sekulow said.

His comments come after Trump Jr. on Tuesday released a chain of emails detailing his conversations about setting up a meeting with the Russian lawyer. 

His release of the emails came after a report in The New York Times that said Trump Jr. was told before the meeting with the Russian lawyer that the damaging information on Clinton was part of a Russian government effort to help his father's presidential campaign.