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Dem rep: If Trump Jr.’s emails aren’t treasonous, I’m not sure what is

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Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) said Tuesday that if Donald Trump Jr.’s setting up a meeting with a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign isn’t treason, he isn’t sure what is.

“If this isn’t treasonous, I’m not sure what is,” Moulton tweeted.


Moulton has been a frequent critic of the Trump administration, dismissing President Trump’s claims that the investigation into ties between his administration and Russia are a “witch hunt.” 

{mosads}His tweet echoed comments by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) Tuesday that the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election is now going beyond charges of obstruction of justice and is “moving into perjury, false statements and even potentially treason.”

Trump Jr. released emails between himself and acquaintance Rob Goldstone earlier Tuesday about setting up a meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, purportedly to gather compromising information about Hillary Clinton.

“If it’s what you say I love it,” Trump Jr. wrote in one of his responses.

President Trump’s eldest son has denied any wrongdoing in taking the meeting, but lawmakers have questioned his actions. 

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Monday said before the emails were released that Trump Jr. should speak with the Senate Intelligence Committee about the meeting.

Trump Jr. responded that he would be “happy” to talk with the committee.

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