By the time you read this, Donald Trump Jr. may have released emails proving he knows where Jimmy Hoffa is buried.
The fast-moving story of the president’s eldest son meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer in June 2016 has ignited accusations of treason.
The reason? Being told that Russia wanted his dad to win the election, meeting with a woman lawyer from Russia who may — or may not — have represented the Russian government and not reporting it all to the feds.
Sen. Tim Kaine — Hillary Clinton’s running mate in 2016 — kicked off the speculation when he told reporters: “The investigation — it’s not, nothing is proven yet, but we’re now beyond obstruction of justice in terms of what’s being investigated. This is moving into perjury, false statements and even potentially treason.”
Former Watergate investigator Nick Akerman told The Independent: “It certainly seems like there’s a smoking gun. For example, it shows there was collusion. That they were willing to take that information from the Russian government, even if it was information stolen by the security forces of Hillary Clinton.
“I mean it shows that they were involved with treason, that they were involved in campaign spending violations and other things as well as false statements to the government with respect to Jared Kushner.”
Congressman Seth Moulton of Massachusetts tweeted: “If this isn’t treasonous, I’m not sure what is.”
If this isn’t treasonous, I’m not sure what is. https://t.co/QrBaaf4psM
— Seth Moulton (@sethmoulton) July 11, 2017
The T-word gained currency Tuesday.
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