Top Democrat Drops Truth Bomb On CNN: Evidence Of Trump-Russia Collusion Damning
Appearing on CNN Sunday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said that the House Intelligence Committee has evidence of coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia and that it’s “pretty damning.”
“The Russians offered help. The campaign accepted help. The Russians gave help. And the president made full use of that help,” Schiff said during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“And that’s pretty damning, whether it is proof beyond a reasonable doubt of conspiracy or not,” he continued.
Schiff, the ranking member of the Intel Committee which is conducting a probe into possible Russian election hacking, said people need to look at the “pattern of chronology.”
“You have, in late April, the Russians approaching the Trump campaign and saying, we have stolen Hillary Clinton e-mails,” he said.
“You have only weeks later the Russians making another approach to the campaign, this time at the highest levels, offering dirt on Hillary Clinton.”
Schiff also mentioned other communications between Trump campaign officials and Russia operatives, including Donald Trump Jr.’s communications with WikiLeaks.
“So, we have all these facts in chronology. You would have to believe that these were all isolated incidents, not connected to each other. It just doesn’t make rational sense,” he said.
Despite all the evidence pointing to a coordinated campaign between Trump campaign officials and Russian operatives, Schiff said that would be up to special counsel Robert Mueller to prove collusion “beyond a reasonable doubt.”
“Now, ‘can you prove beyond a reasonable doubt’ will be Mueller’s question to answer that the Russians communicated to the campaign that the way they were going to deliver the help they offered and that the campaign accepted was not by handing the e-mails directly over to the campaign, but by publishing them?” he added.
Watch the interview below, via CNN: