Legal implications of Donald Trump Jr.'s reported contact with WikiLeaks

ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams weighs in on what Donald Trump Jr.'s reported contact during the presidential campaign with WikiLeaks could mean for the ongoing Russia investigations.
1:47 | 11/14/17

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Transcript for Legal implications of Donald Trump Jr.'s reported contact with WikiLeaks
congress. A lot to talk to with Dan Abrams and that story right there. Unlikely sending messages is illegal but this is now the second time that we know that don junior was open to receiving information connected to the Russians and the first time the president trump may have acted on it. The fact that president trump tweeted 15 minutes later is what looks really bad here, though. As a legal matter we talked about it. Collusion not a crime per se. They'd have to demonstrate there was involve many, aiding, abetting in the hacking or some conspiracy to violate or commit a crime. On collusion no, but previously denials of any contacts with the Russians. Jeff sessions, as well right now. You can read the letter he wrote making an unlikely there will be a special counsel at the end of the day but there is a real question whether they you had be directing, do anything related to Hillary Clinton. This is a direct violation of what he promised the senate he wouldn't do. And we played a piece there before. We heard a sound bite from him but he was actually even more definitive in a response to senator grassley. Senator grassley said to him to be very clear you intend to recuse yourself from both the Clinton e-mail investigation and any matters involving the Clinton foundation if there are any. Sessions respond, yes. Absolutely clear. This is about the Clinton foundation. So this seems to me that he cannot both keep his promise to the senate and be involved in this in any way. Meantime, these allegations continue to pile up against Roy Moore down in Alabama. Appears to be political trouble for him. Any legal vulnerability in there would have been back there. What was alleged to have happened a long time could have been a crime back then but statute of limitations expired as we've talked about Cosby, Weinstein, et cetera, you need some newer allegation for there to be a legal issue. Dan Abrams, thanks very much.

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