GOP rep: Implications of Trump Jr. email thread 'serious and disturbing'

GOP rep: Implications of Trump Jr. email thread 'serious and disturbing'
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Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashOvernight Defense: House passes Russia sanctions deal | McCain returns to Senate | Watchdog opens criminal probe into M camo mistake Overnight Cybersecurity: Senate Judiciary reportedly drops Manafort subpoena | Kushner meets with House Intel | House passes Russia sanctions deal | What to watch at 'hacker summer camp' Overnight Finance: House votes to repeal arbitration rule | Yellen, Cohn on Trump's list for Fed chief | House passes Russia sanctions deal | GOP centrists push back on border wall funding MORE (R-Mich.) is calling for answers after new details emerged about Donald TrumpDonald TrumpWhy Donald Trump flipped a Dem county in blue Connecticut Dem rep: Trump can't deliver on promise because of Russia probe Trump turns up heat on AG Sessions over recusal MORE Jr.'s meeting last year with a Russian lawyer.

"The implications of the email thread are serious & disturbing. We deserve answers, not an ever-changing story. If there's more, tell us now," Amash tweeted on Wednesday.

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His comments came after Trump Jr. on Tuesday released a chain of emails detailing his conversations about setting up a meeting with a Russian lawyer who had offered compromising information on Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump and Sessions no longer speaking to one another: report Top aides urging Trump to stop public criticism of Sessions: report Poll: Nearly three-quarters of US Muslims view Trump as unfriendly to them MORE.

The information “would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father,” read one of the emails from Rob Goldstone, who acted as an intermediary to set up the meeting.

“This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump,” wrote Goldstone.

Early Wednesday, President Trump defended his son.

"My son Donald did a good job last night. He was open, transparent and innocent," the president tweeted Wednesday morning, after Trump Jr. was interviewed Tuesday on Fox News.

"This is the greatest Witch Hunt in political history. Sad!"