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After Helsinki, Dems struggle over Trump, the term 'treason'

 


WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are happy to say President Donald Trump undermined American democracy. That he patted Vladimir Putin on the back for interfering in U.S. elections. That he's being blackmailed by Russia.

But that he committed treason? That's too far for some leading Democrats worried about sending the wrong message during an election year.

"The bottom line is, different people will characterize it differently," Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer told reporters this week of Trump's conduct toward Russia. He slammed Trump in every way but that one, accusing him of weakness an...



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