Donald Trump’s supporters have been quickly rewriting their talking points in the wake of yesterday’s news that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and one of his associates have been indicted on money laundering and other charges and that George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with people tied to the Russian government.
One of the quickest turnarounds came from Jay Sekulow, a Conservative and chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) who is also an attorney for Trump.
In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Sekulow insisted that Papadopoulos did nothing wrong in his contacts with foreign officials and that the only problem was that he had lied about them to the FBI.
As a reminder, this summer Sekulow had said in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity that there was “no evidence of Russian collusion” with the Trump campaign.
Earlier today, Sekulow hosted his daily “Jay Sekulow Live” radio program, where both of his cohosts, son Jordan Sekulow and ACLJ attorney Andrew Ekonomou—insisted that “collusion is not a crime” and is simply something that voters can pick and choose whether they want in a presidential campaign.