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 KaineDemocrats call on Biden administration to ease entry to US for at-risk Afghans Manchin, Sinema join GOP to sink filibuster change for voting bill Desperate Dems signal support for cutting Biden bill down in size 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 ClintonNo Hillary — the 'Third Way' is the wrong way The dangerous erosion of Democratic Party foundations The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats see victory in a voting rights defeat 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 TrumpHeadaches intensify for Democrats in Florida Stormy Daniels set to testify against former lawyer Avenatti in fraud trial Cheney challenger wins Wyoming Republican activists' straw poll 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!"