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‘These Emails Are Very Explosive’

Democrat Tim Kaine raised the potential for treason, while Republican Lindsey Graham called new revelations about Donald Trump Jr. “disturbing.”
Source: Mark Kauzlarich / Reuters

Updated on July 11, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

As public attention over Russian involvement in the 2016 United States presidential election increasingly focuses on President Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., Republicans and Democrats in Congress are expressing alarm.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday that a chain of email correspondence released by Trump Jr. earlier in the day mark “the end of the idea pushed by the administration and the president that there is absolutely no evidence of intent to coordinate or collude.”

Hillary Clinton’s former vice presidential running mate, Senator Tim Kaine, called the emails  “explosive,” and raised the possibility of treason. Democratic Senator Ron Wyden, a member of

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