Kucinich: Trump Jr. meeting with Russian 'a bunch of nothing'

Kucinich: Trump Jr. meeting with Russian 'a bunch of nothing'
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Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) on Friday called the meeting between Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMueller report findings could be a 'good day' for Trump, Dem senator says Trump officials heading to China for trade talks next week Showdown looms over Mueller report MORE Jr. and a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential campaign "a bunch of nothing." 

"This attorney set up the meeting under false pretenses," Kucinich said during an appearance on "The Fox News Specialists," referring to the Russian lawyer.

"Big picture: I think this thing is a bunch of nothing," added Kucinich, who is a Fox News contributor.

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Trump Jr. claimed that nothing came from the brief meeting in June 2016, and that Veselnitskaya had no useful information on the Democratic candidate.

Trump Jr. has faced intense scrutiny this week after releasing an email exchange showing his eagerness to meet with the lawyer and receive information on Clinton.

"It's the political inexperience here this reflects," Kucinich said. "I think that Donald Trump Jr. has learned a lesson, and I hope it's a valuable lesson."

Kucinich argued that Trump Jr. had not violated campaign finance law, which he explained required "receiving something of value."

"We've spent a lot of time on this, and it's going nowhere," he said. "I don't care how many investigations they have, I've seen these kind of investigations going nowhere."