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An overeager son may have provided a smoking gun

With the Donald Trump Jr. email news, it’s time to stop talking vaguely about collusion with the Russians. “Collusion,” as such, isn’t a crime. But conspiracy is, and Trump Jr.’s startling July 11 admissions raise the question of whether he and other senior members of his father’s camp engaged in a conspiracy to violate U.S. election law.

For a year, President Trump, his eldest son, and his political lieutenants have derided suggestions that they sought or received assistance from Russia to win November’s election. Trump Jr. severely undermined that strategy of flat denial when he used Twitter to release an email exchange that shows him welcoming

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