The Secret Service corrected Trump’s attorney Jay Sekulow after he attempted to throw the organization under the bus for not screening Donald Trump, Jr.’s meeting with a Kremlin-connected attorney.
Speaking to ABC’s “This Week”, Mr. Sekulow said, “If this [meeting] was nefarious, why’d the Secret Service allow these people in?”
In response, Secret Service spokesman Mason Brayman said, “Donald Trump, Jr. was not a protectee of the USSS in June 2016. Thus we would not have screened anyone he was meeting with at that time.”
The Secret Service protects members of a candidate’s immediate family within 120 days of an election.