Dem senator looking into consequences for Trump's Russia comments
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Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) says he is trying to find out what actions can be taken over Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into Loudoun County School Board amid sexual assault allegations MORE's comments about wanting Russia to obtain Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump defends indicted GOP congressman GOP lawmaker says he expects to be indicted over FBI investigation Why it's time for conservatives to accept the 2020 election results and move on MORE's private emails.


"I'm already in conversations about this. I want to assess what the options are," Booker said in an interview on Thursday on Joe Madison's "The Black Eagle" show on SiriusXM.  

"So I want to find out what the appropriate actions will be. ... I’m looking forward to sort of getting into more of the details and understanding the full nature of what he was saying, as well as what the implications are and what my options are in office." 

Booker, who was once on the shortlist to be the running mate of Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, said Trump's comments disqualify him from being president. 

"This alone should be outrageous enough to see what this person is capable of, what would he be like if he was sitting in the most powerful position on the planet Earth? What would his reaction be to inciting violence, to inciting a conflict, to inciting illegal action from the presidency? This is very disturbing."

At a press conference Wednesday, Trump said he hoped Russia could find the roughly 30,000 emails Clinton deleted from the personal email server she used while serving as secretary of State. Trump's comments on the third day of the Democratic National Convention surprised those on the left and right.

"They probably have her 33,000 emails that she lost and deleted. You'd see some beauties, so we'll see," the Republican presidential nominee said at a press conference at a Miami-area hotel.

"Russia, if you are listening, I hope you are able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by the press."

Trump later said the comments were sarcasm. 

Trump's comments follow a massive hack of Democratic National Committee staff emails, which many U.S. officials blame on Russia.