Clinton running mate: Russian probe moving into 'potentially treason'

Clinton running mate: Russian probe moving into 'potentially treason'
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Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineDem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick Election Countdown: Latest on the 2018 Senate money race | Red-state Dems feeling the heat over Kavanaugh | Dem doubts about Warren | Ocasio-Cortez to visit Capitol Hill | Why Puerto Ricans in Florida could swing Senate race Green Day's 'American Idiot' climbs UK charts ahead of Trump visit MORE (D-Va.) on Tuesday said the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election is now moving "beyond" obstruction of justice to "even potentially treason."

The remarks from Kaine, Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton to Trump ahead of Putin summit: 'Do you know which team you play for?' 10 things we learned from Peter Strzok's congressional testimony Get ready for summit with no agenda and calculated risks MORE's running mate in last year's presidential election, follow the news that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer offering compromising information about Clinton during a meeting last year. 

"The investigation — it's not, nothing is proven yet, but we're now beyond obstruction of justice in terms of what's being investigated," Kaine told reporters.

"This is moving into perjury, false statements and even potentially treason."

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Trump Jr.'s meeting has raised eyebrows from Democrats and Republicans alike, who have said it would be unusual for someone central to a presidential campaign to meet with an individual seen as having ties to the Kremlin.

Trump Jr. and the White House have said President TrumpDonald John TrumpSasse: Trump shouldn't dignify Putin with Helsinki summit Top LGBT group projects message onto Presidential Palace in Helsinki ahead of Trump-Putin summit Hillary Clinton to Trump ahead of Putin summit: 'Do you know which team you play for?' MORE's eldest son has done nothing wrong. 

Trump Jr. on Tuesday went after the media and Democrats after the new details about the meeting surfaced.

"Media & Dems are extremely invested in the Russia story," Trump Jr. tweeted Tuesday. "If this nonsense meeting is all they have after a yr, I understand the desperation!"