GOP's Issa: Not a Shocker if Trump OKed Russia Meeting

'Nobody’s going to be surprised'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2018 7:32 AM CDT
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., walks past members of the media on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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(Newser) – If it emerges that President Trump knew about Donald Trump Jr.'s much discussed meeting with Russians, you won't be able to knock Rep. Darrell Issa over with a feather. In an interview with Fox News, via the Hill, Issa says that if the president is "proven to have not told the whole truth about the fact that campaigns look for dirt, and if someone offers it, you listen to them, nobody’s going to be surprised. There are some things in politics that you just take for granted." When asked whether such a finding would have any impact, Issa was dismissive, saying, "businessmen listen to almost everyone who might be helpful, and ... they make pragmatic decisions about how to make bad stories go away." Per Mediaite, Issa put the bullseye on Michael Cohen, calling him "a turncoat lawyer, a lawyer who deserves to be disbarred for a number of his actions including recording his client clandestinely."

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