Crossword Genius

Politician capable of treason? (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

senator

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'politician' is the definition.
(I know that senator is a type of legislator)

'of treason?' is the wordplay.
'of' indicates an anagram (the answer comes from or 'of' the letters).
'treason' anagrammed gives 'SENATOR'.

'capable' is the link.
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(Other definitions for senator that I've seen before include "Member of upper house commits treason?" , "Clinton, perhaps" , "Treason committed by member of Upper House" , "Politician involved in treason" , "Legislator -- treason (anag)" .)

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