Wise boys: Don Jr. and Jared Kushner & # 39; have broken the law by meeting the Russian nationalist for filth at Hillary, but didn't know enough to realize that their behavior was illegal & # 39 ;, Mueller Report
- The Mueller report states that the meeting between Russian Natalia Veselnitskaya and members of the Trump campaign was illegal
- It also states that it would be impossible to address the individuals involved because they lacked the knowledge to know that they are breaking the law
- A publicist offered to provide the Trump campaign with & # 39; official documents and information that would burden Hillary and her contacts with Russia & # 39;
Ignorance is bliss – and a defense against reasonable reasonable doubt.
That seems to be the case for Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, who managed to avoid being accused of an illegal campaign meeting by not being smart enough to know that they are breaking the law.
In a summary of his findings from the infamous June 2016 meeting between members of the Trump campaign and the Russian Natalia Veselnitskaya, Robert Mueller wrote that illegal activities were taking place, but the men who broke them were unaware of their illegal actions .
Off the hook: the Mueller report states that the meeting between Russian Natalia Veselnitskaya and members of the Trump campaign was illegal (l to r: Donald Trump, Don Jr and Jared Kushner above in 2009)
& # 39; Regarding the facts here, the government is unlikely to be able to prove beyond reasonable doubt that participants in the June 9 meeting generally knew their behavior was unlawful & # 39 ;, says the report.
& # 39; The investigation did not provide any evidence that the participants in the meeting were aware of the prohibition on foreign contributions or the application of federal law to the relevant factual context. & # 39;
& # 39; Even if we assume that the promised & # 39; documents and information that would accuse Hillary & # 39; according to campaign financing law a & # 39; value, the government would face other challenges in obtaining and maintaining a conviction, Mueller wrote.
He then explained how reasonable doubt would make it difficult to condemn Don Jr. and Kushner.
& # 39; To prove that a defendant & # 39; knowingly, the government had to prove that the defendant was generally known that his conduct was illegal, Mueller wrote.
Much has been said and speculated about the meeting, which according to Mueller was presented to Donald Trump Jr. in an email from publicist Robert Goldstone.
He in turn handed out at the request of his then client Emin Agalarov, the son of the Russian real estate developer Aras Agalarov.
As a whole to Don Jr., Goldstone & # 39; offered to provide the Trump campaign with a number of official documents and information that would burden Hillary and her dealings with Russia. & # 39;