Jay Sekulow, a member of President Donald Trump's legal team, appeared on all five of the major morning news shows on Sunday, which is arguably a story in and of itself. Of his comments, one is particularly newsworthy, as it seemingly indicates a new position on the 2016 meeting between Trump's eldest son and what he was told was a Russian government lawyer.
“Do you accept what we heard from the president's pick to run the FBI, that what should have happened there ... is that the FBI should have been notified?” asked host Jon Karl. “I’ve wondered why the Secret Service — if this was nefarious, why’d the Secret Service allow these people in?” countered Sekulow. “The president had Secret Service protection at that point.”
Then-candidate Trump got a Secret Service detail in early November 2015, a full year before the election. He had previously joked that he didn't have one yet because he was a Republican, but officially requested the protective detail days later.
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