"There's a strong case that Donald Trump Jr. violated the prohibition on knowingly soliciting a contribution from a foreign national," said Brendan Fischer of Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan campaign finance reform group. The relevant statute — 52 U.S.C. 30121, 36 U.S.C. 510 — bars foreign nationals from making any "contribution or a donation of money or other thing of value" in connection with any election. It also says no American "shall knowingly solicit, accept or receive from a foreign national any contribution or donation" in connection with any election. Did Donald Trump Jr. break law when he met with Russian lawyer? OK... so what VALUE did Trump Jr. get from the foreign nationals in that meeting? Was there any dirt on Hillary, the DNC? NOTHING of VALUE.... But say there was... a very very slim chance but with the biased MSM something of value. WHAT is the PENALTY??? Death by slow torture? What is the penalty? AGAIN FACTs from the internet so helpful! Persons who knowingly and willfully engage in these activities may be subject to fines and/or imprisonment. Home - FEC.gov Did Trump Jr. receive "contribution or a donation of money or other thing of value" from the Russians? NO! What did he receive? Nothing. The statute also says "shall knowingly solicit, accept or receive from a foreign national any contribution or donation" What did Trump Jr knowingly solicit? Nothing. What did he accept or receive? Nothing. That is why this is called a "nothing burger". There is nothing there. Again... read the statute. Then again...tell me did Trump Jr. solicit, accept or receive any contribution or donation from the Russians, i.e. was there any juicy dirt on Hillary? NO! Tell me again... did Trump "knowingly and willfully engage in the activities of getting any contribution or donation" NO! So where's the beef?