CNN’s Toobin: Trump Jr.’s Emails ‘In and of Themselves Are Not Proof of Any Crimes’

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On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin cautioned that Donald Trump Jr.’s emails are a small piece of information and aren’t proof of any crimes by themselves. Toobin said that, from a legal perspective, the emails are “very serious, but it’s also important to say, there is a long way to go, and these emails in and of themselves are not proof of any crimes.” Toobin continued that there are two issues, “One is, it is a crime for campaign officials to solicit anything of value from a foreign government. So the question is, was anything solicited here of value? Were emails solicited, was hacking solicited? That is a question investigators will want to explore. The other issue is that Jared Kushner, who is now a very high White House official, he’s copied on these emails. The question is, did he disclose these — this meeting to — when he filled out his form applying for a security clearance? If he intentionally left it off, that’s a crime. It’s not a crime if he simply forgot or made a mistake. This meeting, though, certainly seems pretty dramatic, even in the context of a dramatic campaign, the