The 11-month-old investigation into whether President Trump or members of his campaign colluded with Russians has still not turned up any evidence that’s strong enough to put before a jury.
That’s according to California Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, which is overseeing one of the parallel investigations into whether members of the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin to influence the outcome of the election.
“I’m not prepared to say that there’s proof you could take to a jury,” Schiff told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz on Sunday when asked if he’s seen proof of collusion.
As a leader of the House committee, Schiff has been able to review classified information held by various agencies of the intelligence community. He has also sat in on briefings with FBI officials to review information in the case.
Though Schiff acknowledged that he has not seen evidence that’s strong enough to present to a jury, he believes that investigation is warranted. He asserted that when the FBI opened its investigation last July, the bureau had good cause to do so.
“I can say that there’s enough that we ought to be investigation,” Schiff said Sunday.
“Indeed, it would be negligent for us not to investigate. If a foreign government…has something that they can hang over the head of our president or our administration that can influence U.S. policy, it is very much in our national security interest to know it.”
Gingrich NUKES ABC For Pushing “Russian Baloney”
ABC News host Martha Raddatz had her hands full on Sunday, when she interviewed former House Speaker and Trump surrogate Newt Gingrich over the tired, debunked Russia story.
America is getting sick of the time and money wasted on this phony story.
Speaking of phony, Newt cornered ABC and went on the attack over the Russia witch-hunt.
Gingrich called the probe “Russian Baloney.”
As Democrats continue to obsess over the myth that Russia colluded with President Trump to “steal” the election from Hillary Clinton, the American people are becoming more frustrated as they watch time and money being squandered in an effort to oust the president they chose.
Kellyanne “Russia Probe Wasting ‘Tens of Millions’ of Taxpayer Dollars”
Everyone knows this, even the Democrats, yet they continue beating the narrative like a dead horse.
As Kellyanne Conway points out, this investigation is now wasting “tens of millions” of taxpayer dollars.
That money should be spent bettering our country, rather than funding a useless witch hunt.
As liberals continue to squander money and time on a farce of an investigation, Americans are quickly becoming frustrated with not just the waste, but with the relentless onslaught against President Trump.
.@KellyannePolls: We're starting to waste tens of millions of taxpayer dollars on this investigation. pic.twitter.com/RulhP9SACJ
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) June 19, 2017