Tim Kaine: "This Is...Potentially Treason"

That's former veep candidate Senator Tim Kaine saying that the latest revelations about Donald Trump Jr. suggest that the president's associates, including his own son, may have potentially committed treason: "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 into potentially treason."

I'm really glad that someone is taking this as seriously as it needs to be. Thank you, Senator Kaine.

The latest at the New York Times is that Don Trump Jr. knew going into the meeting with a Kremlin-connected attorney that Russia was offering to help his father get elected:
Before arranging a meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer he believed would offer him compromising information about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Jr. was informed in an email that the material was part of a Russian government effort to aid his father's candidacy, according to three people with knowledge of the email.

...[The email], as described to The New York Times by the three people, indicates that the Russian government was the source of the potentially damaging information. It does not elaborate on the wider effort by Moscow to help the Trump campaign.
The attorney, Natalia Veselnitskaya, denied during an interview with NBC News that she is affiliated with the Kremlin; nor, she says, did she offer any damaging information on Hillary Clinton. She has zero credibility and, to be frank, is probably lying. The Trumps may be getting their first lesson in how the Russians really play right now, as she publicly hangs Don Jr.'s ass out to dry.

The editors of the Washington Post are now classifying this as "attempted collusion," in an op-ed that bluntly describes the reporting about Don Jr.'s meeting as "a grave new set of facts in the ongoing investigation into possible Russian-Trump collusion."

Grave new facts, indeed. Facts that the best and bravest of our public servants rightly describe as "potentially treason."

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