Twitter obliterated Donald Trump’s lawyer, Jay Sekulow, for blaming the U.S. Secret Service for Donald Trump Jr. meeting with Russians to get “damaging information” on Hillary Clinton.
During an appearance on ABC News’ This Week, Sekulow was asked by host Jonathan Karl if he accepted “what we heard from the president’s pick to run the FBI” that the FBI should have been notified.
Sekulow responded, “Well, I wonder why the Secret Service, if this was nefarious, why the Secret Service allowed these people in. The president had Secret Service protection at that point, and that raised a question with me.”
Here’s Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekulow blaming the Secret Service for the Don Jr. meeting pic.twitter.com/Wx0kPA4HPm
— Eric Morrow (@ericmorrow11) July 16, 2017
Um, that’s not the job of the Secret Service. Donald Trump and his team of ignoramuses are just pathetic. A spokesman for the Secret Service said Donald Trump Jr. was not under their protection in June 2016.
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) July 16, 2017
Twitter had a lot to say about the Trump team’s new talking point:
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 16, 2017
The Secret Service is responsible for protecting the President (& candidates). The President is responsible for protecting the country. https://t.co/c0UhqTZFZp
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) July 16, 2017
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) July 16, 2017
More lies from evangelical grifter @JaySekulow
The Secret Service are there to protect from physical harm, not to gather intel. https://t.co/FqC7P3Tlgc
— Heisenberg (@atheist_in_nc) July 16, 2017
— GOPocalypse Now (@GOPocalypseNow) July 16, 2017
You had a full week and this is what you came up with? https://t.co/VXyp7P70WZ
— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) July 16, 2017
@JaySekulow are you sure you want to bring the Secret Service into this? Imagine what those guys have seen and heard.
— Marcus A (@alocalbookshop) July 16, 2017
— Rick Tyler (@rickwtyler) July 16, 2017
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) July 16, 2017
since when does Secret Service screen meetings ?? they get intel briefings ? Jay Sekulow's legal shortcomings on display … hack, hack https://t.co/BrgprRJA4k
— Michael Bagge (@bagge_michael) July 16, 2017
— Bradley P. Moss, Esq (@BradMossEsq) July 16, 2017