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Rep. Swalwell: Trump Jr. Meeting With Russian 'Not Shocking, Not Bizarre'

(MSNBC/"Morning Joe")

By    |   Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017 01:14 PM

Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., said Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer during his father's presidential campaign was not a surprise.

"To me and to many people, it's not shocking, it's not bizarre. It fits the picture. Shocking and bizarre would have been if they were meeting with Australians," Swalwell, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program.

"But they were meeting with Russians, who they had personal, political, and financial relationships with."

Show co-host Mika Brzezinski asked: "What do you think is the most damaging or concerning revelation?" 

Swalwell replied: "His own words . . . It's damaging at every level. Each piece of evidence here makes the picture clearer. It looks like they were working with the Russians.

"When you receive something from Russia, you are in the area of taking information from someone who is not our friend," he said, adding that a person with Trump Jr.'s experience in the business sector should have known better than to meet with a representative of a foreign country that has been an adversary of the U.S.

"Most people, whether you have a background in politics or a background in business, know that and would have passed this along to the FBI," he added.

When asked about Trump Jr.'s defenses for his actions, in which he said he was a newcomer to politics, Swalwell said: "Ignorance is not a defense, especially for a high-level executive like Donald Trump Jr. Look, you're playing in the majors now. The pitches come faster."

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