Breitbart reports that a high-profile Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, has admitted she has not seen any evidence of ties between Republican POTUS Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
Feinstein states that if evidence is going to emerge it will come from special counsel Robert Mueller, who heads one of five groups currently investigating Donald Trump.
New investigations are probing whether Trump was guilty of obstruction of justice when he fired FBI Director James Comey. Many accused Trump of firing Comey to put a halt to Comey’s own investigation of Trump’s ties to Russia.
The report states that Feinstein admits “she has not seen any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians.” Feinstein went on to say that it is special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation that “would bring forward solid evidence on which you could base a criminal case and indict someone.”
The exchange took place on CNN’s Situation Room. Anchor Wolf Blitzer said to senator Feinstein, “The last time we spoke, Senator, I asked you if you had actually seen evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, and you said to me — and I’m quoting you know — you said, ‘Not at this time.’ Has anything changed since we spoke last?”
Feinstein answered, “Well, not — no, it hasn’t. So, I would depend on this investigation that we’re talking about, that would bring forward any criminal activity, and, of course, has the right and the ability to charge people, select targets, look at them, bring about an indictment. And so, it’s a very big investigation, and I think somebody that’s as sophisticated as Bob Mueller is really the one to carry it out and see that it does not go awry, it does not overreach, but it’s what it should be.”
Some have called for Donald Trump to be impeached following accusations that he interrupted the investigation by James Comey into the relationship between Putin’s Russia and the Trump campaign.
The Guardian is reporting that investigators have just identified a “person of interest” who they will be engaging and questioning.
The person is described as a White House official who is close to President Donald Trump.
The Trump team is confident the investigators will uncover nothing incriminating. White House press secretary Sean Spicer made a statement saying, “As the president has stated before – a thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity.”
Stories of a close bond between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have been swirling since Donald Trump began his presidential campaign.
Trump surprised many when he declared “I would get along great with Putin!” and expressed his admiration for the Russian leader on the campaign trail. The Democrats, including Trump’s eventual presidential rival Hillary Clinton, attempted to damage Trump by characterizing the relationship between Putin and Trump as a “bromance.”
Putin himself expressed his pleasure and sent his congratulations when Trump’s victory in the presidential contest was announced.
A Kremlin statement said,”Putin expressed hope for joint work to restore Russian-American relations from their state of crisis, and also to address pressing international issues and search for effective responses to challenges concerning global security…”
Trump previously clashed with intelligence officials who claimed that he won the election with an assist from Vladimir Putin, according to Reuters.
“U.S. intelligence agencies have assessed that as the 2016 presidential campaign progressed, Russian government officials devoted increasing attention to assisting Trump’s effort to win the election…”
Trump’s team dismissed the finding, saying that it was time for the public, the White House, and intelligence officials to move on from such controversies and work together to “Make America Great Again.”
Trump’s transition team questioned the competence of intelligence officials, recalling that it was the intelligence community who mistakenly thought Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction back in the 00’s.
The statement from the Trump team said, “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction. The election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history. It’s now time to move on and ‘Make America Great Again.'”
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