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 TrumpCaitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' Overnight Health Care: FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine for adolescents | Biden administration reverses limits on LGBTQ health protections Overnight Defense: US fires 30 warning shots at Iranian boats | Kabul attack heightens fears of Afghan women's fates | Democratic Party leaders push Biden on rejoining Iran deal 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.


Kucinich said he didn't believe Trump Jr. did anything illegal by meeting with attorney, Natalia Veselnitskaya, in an effort to obtain damaging information on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAmerica departs Afghanistan as China arrives Young, diverse voters fueled Biden victory over Trump McConnell: Taliban could take over Afghanistan by 'the end of the year' MORE

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."