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 KaineSherrod Brown says he's 'not actively considering' running for president The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — GOP again has momentum on Kavanaugh rollercoaster Poll: Kaine leads GOP challenger by 19 points in Va. Senate race 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 ClintonGraham: There's a 'bureaucratic coup' taking place against Trump Fox News poll shows Dems with edge ahead of midterms Poll: Democrats in position to retake the House 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 TrumpGrassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation Health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children Groups plan mass walkout in support of Kavanaugh accuser 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!"