No, its not silly. Apparently Its actually illegal under USA election laws - although it seems likely that he's ok on that score since atm there's no evidence she had info to give - and he knowingly committed to it.
But the point is that it shows the strident denials about all of this are actually garbage and points to the character of the people. Yes, we all know pollies lie through their rectums. We tend to accept it right up to the point where its specifically proven. Then they have a problem.
The interesting thing is that I cant stand H Clinton. But i wont let that make me accept that the current fool can do whatever he wants and its all ok.