Former Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), claims that there is a possibility of charging Trump with treason after all those bombshell reports about his family’s collusion with Russian operatives on the campaign trail.
Probe Is Now Beyond Obstruction of Justice
Last week, his eldest son Don Jr. admitted that he met with a Russian lawyer with ties with the Russian government, hoping to find compromising information on Clinton. Trump Jr. said his father didn’t know about the meeting that was also attended by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
Don Jr. published Tuesday the emails through which he arranged for the meeting, and Kaine says that the correspondence includes incriminating evidence. When a CNN journalist asked the Senator how the Trump-Russia investigation was going, he replied that nothing was proven yet, but “we’re now beyond obstruction of justice in terms of what’s being investigated.”
The Democrat thinks that Trump could be charged with more serious crimes such as false statements, perjury, and “potentially treason.”
Tim Kaine: “We’re now beyond obstruction of justice…this is moving into perjury…and potentially treason.” pic.twitter.com/DikxAnWykC
— Axios (@axios) July 11, 2017
Trump Jr’s E-mail Exchange
Trump Jr. made the e-mail exchange public, hoping to prevent the scandal from gaining steam. However, the wording used in the e-mails suggest that the Kremlin tried to hand over damning information on Trump Sr.’s rival months before he was elected.
For instance, one e-mail reads that the Crown prosecutor of Russia, who is the Russian counterpart of the U.S. Attorney General, had incriminating material on Clinton and “her dealings with Russia.” The Crown prosecutor was willing to hand it over to the Trump campaign since it could be “very useful” to Don’s father.
This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump,
The e-mail reads.
Another e-mail posted by Trump Jr. on Twitter calls the lawyer he met with “the Russian government attorney.”
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