Julia tells Trump campaign advisor he's talking nonsense over email scandal

Julia Hartley-Brewer disputes nature of Donald Trump Jr Russia meeting with former campaign advisor

Dr Ted Malloch defended Donald Trump Jr (pictured with his father) in an interview with our host

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Julia Hartley-Brewer had a dispute with a former Trump campaign advisor over the nature of his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer.

Donald Trump Jr disclosed a series of emails which led to a meeting with a lawyer whom he believed to be associated with the Kremlin. 

The meeting had taken place in New York during the election campaign, and it was supposedly to exchange information which would incriminate Hillary Clinton. 

But Dr Ted Malloch, a campaign advisor to Trump, defended the President's eldest son in an interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer. 

He said: "Yesterday we had the former Democratic VP candidate calling for Donald Trump Jr to be charged with treason. It’s an absurd proposition."

In the email chain, Trump Jr's contact Rob Goldstone makes clear that the lawyer who wanted the meeting was a government employee.

But Malloch said: "The emails are vague. If you read the details, it shows the woman is operating alone.

“If someone you’ve been in business with, had relations with, had something interesting, you’d meet with them."

This led to a dispute over the nature of the meeting with our host, with Julia arguing it was clear the main purpose of the meeting was to exchange dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Julia also said it was "nonsense" to suggest a "no-mark," as some have described the Russian lawyer, could have gained access with Trump's inner circle.

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