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Watergate Prosecutor: Trump Jr. Emails 'Beyond the Smoking Gun'

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By    |   Friday, 14 Jul 2017 09:18 AM

A former Watergate prosecutor said Thursday that similarities between the investigation into Russian election interference and former President Richard Nixon's infamous scandal made her "really suspicious," The Hill reports.

"The cover-up is worse than the crime, although in this case it may be that the crime is worse than the cover-up because the crime may be using a foreign adversary to hurt our election," Jill Wine-Banks said on MSNBC. "That would be worse than just a break in at the [Democratic National Committee] headquarters."

She added that we've "gone beyond the smoking gun" with the release of Donald Trump Jr.'s emails setting up a meeting with a Russian lawyer, saying that one of her Watergate colleagues called it "a smoking cannon."

Wine-Banks then criticized Trump Jr.'s denial that the meeting led to any information that was used by the campaign, saying, "It's nonsense when we say 'well they didn't get anything.'"

She added, "First of all, we don't know that they didn't. Second of all, the release of information, the timing of it, looks like they did have an influence on when it was released. And third of all, an attempt … if they didn't get what they wanted it's still an attempt and it's still a crime."

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A former Watergate prosecutor said Thursday that similarities between the investigation into Russian election interference and former President Richard Nixon's infamous scandal made her "really suspicious," The Hill reports.
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