Hot takes flood in after Donald Trump Jr.'s emails on 'sensitive information' from Russia go public

Political pundits and lawmakers alike were quick to sound off on Tuesday after emails between Donald Trump Jr. and a former Russian businessman were made public, detailing his contact with a Russian official offering damming information on Hillary Clinton.

The New York Times broke this latest update on a June 2016 meeting between President Trump's eldest son and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya -- and Donald Trump Jr. was quick to post the emails to Twitter himself after learning of the story.

Click through to see the varied hot takes that emerged in the wake of Donald Trump Jr.'s emails:

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Politicians, pundits sound off on Donald Trump Jr.'s emails
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Politicians, pundits sound off on Donald Trump Jr.'s emails
If this isn't treasonous, I'm not sure what is. https://t.co/QrBaaf4psM
Is this Hillary Collusion?? https://t.co/JMX4kqIbt7
Quick reminder: something doesn't have to be illegal for it to be foolish, wrong and un-American. @DonaldJTrumpJr https://t.co/nnWxmryCKV
.@LindseyGrahamSC on CNN: I know Don Jr and Jared Kushner are new to politics but this is going to require a lot of questions to be answered
.@realDonaldTrump’s son & aides met w/ Russian agent to influence our election. That is a fact.… https://t.co/Enf0NK8AGj
.@MerriamWebster definition of #collusion: secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful p… https://t.co/Rqo26PD5Xw
Liberal media in a frenzy because Donald Trump Jr released all his emails. Should've just deleted them. We know that's fine with them!
What seems interesting: Email tells Trump Jr. the effort is part of Russia government's efforts to help Trump. He doesn't ask questions.
"On its face, this email chain is proof of a willingness expressed by @DonaldJTrumpJr to collude with Russia" --@JakeTapper on @CNN
So...this is it right?
I consider my friend @DonaldJTrumpJr a honorable man in every sense of the word . 🇺🇸✌️
Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman says Trump Jr. emails are "almost a smoking cannon." Told me "there's no question this is treason."
.@matthewamiller: I don't know how anyone can come out and defend what is in these emails, whether republican or democrat #AMR
Graham: Trump Jr. "definitely has to testify" https://t.co/SzwEwq9LLE
Sen. Hatch says the Don Jr. emails are not "relevant" and "all this stuff about Trump's sons and daughter -- it's a bunch of bunk."
Statement from @VPPressSec on Donald Trump Jr meeting and @VP's knowledge https://t.co/iYiyoWfHRx
There's NO way Don Jr, Jared & Paul Manafort met w/ the Russian Gov't operative without advising Donald Trump in advance. HE'S GUILTY, TOO!
Tapper: "This can't be dismissed as people out to get Donald J. Trump Jr. or fake news. This is evidence of willing… https://t.co/oSaRNQBtLb
So, I just talked to Mark Warner: https://t.co/eXm4ECI3OW
Sen @ChrisMurphyCT on Don Jr: "For a long time we saw a lot of smoke but no fire, you're seeing the fire today."
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was quick to release a statement on the latest update, saying "Donald Trump's son and aides met with a Russian agent to influence our election."

"There's no escaping it: the Trump Campaign's inner circle met with an agent of a hostile foreign power to influence the outcome of an American election," Pelosi's statement reads. "The American people face a White House riddled with shadowy Russian connections and desperate to hide the truth."

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham also sounded off on the emails, saying anytime you get an offer from a foreign government to help aid your campaign, the answer is "no."

"I don't know what Mr. Trump Jr.'s version of the facts are," Sen. Graham said to reporters on Tuesday. "He definitely has to testify. That email is disturbing."

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was one of 46 U.S. attorneys asked by the Trump administration to resign, also sounded off on the published correspondence.

"Quick reminder: something doesn't have to be illegal for it to be foolish, wrong and un-American," Bharara wrote.

CNN's Jake Tapper also sounded off on the email chain, saying "On its face, this email chain is proof of a willingness expressed by Donald Trump Jr. to collude with Russia."

What you need to know about Donald Trump Jr.:

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First Family: Meet Donald Trump Jr.
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Donald Trump Jr., Ivana Trump, Donald Trump, and Ivana's father (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Tiffany Trump, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump, and Marla Maples (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
American future businessman Donald Trump Jr attends the groundbreaking ceremony for one of his father's Trump International hotels, 1990s. (Photo by Rose Hartman/Getty Images)
Donald Trump, Jr. and Vanessa Haydon during The 53rd Annual MISS USA Competition at Avalon in Hollywood, CA, United States. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 14: Donald Trump is joined by his son, Donald Jr., at a Park Ave. luncheon hosted by The Donald. (Photo by Andrew Savulich/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 17: Co-Chair Ivanka Trump and brother Donald Jr. are at the Rose Center for Earth and Space as the American Museum of Natural History celebrates heavenly bodies of the universe at their annual Winter Dance. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Hey #Vegas get out there and vote because Rick Harrison aka @rick_harrison says so!!! 😂🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 #nevada #maga #makeamericagreatagain #trump2016 #basketofdeplorables #trump #pawnstars
My 3 princesses. Vanessa, Kai, and Chloe aka the smurf😂 We did our annual family pics last weekend and they came out awesome... With 5 kids getting them to all look at the camera and smile is a task in futility but every once and a while it comes together. #memories #familytime #family #daddysgirl thanks @jenniferblakeley
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