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 votes to renew surveillance program | More drones, troops headed to Afghanistan | Former officers urge lawmakers to curb Trump's nuclear powers Overnight Tech: House votes to reauthorize surveillance powers | Twitter on defensive after Project Veritas video | Senate panel to hold hearing on bitcoin Overnight Cybersecurity: House votes to renew NSA spying | Trump tweets spark confusion | Signs Russian hackers are targeting Olympics | Bannon expected to appear before House Intel panel MORE (R-Mich.) is calling for answers after new details emerged about Donald Trump 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 Diane Rodham ClintonIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony 'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members Mellman: On Political Authenticity (Part 2) 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 TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE 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!"