Democratic congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) just revealed that, based on the evidence he’s seen, some associates of President Donald Trump will go to jail for their ties to Russia’s meddling in the U.S. elections.
Appearing on CNN’s “The Situation Room” Tuesday, the House Intelligence Committee member said: “My impression is that people will probably be charged, and I think people will probably go to jail.”
When CNN host Wolf Blitzer asked if he saw prosecution as a possibility for more than one person, Castro responded: “Yes, if I was betting, I would say yes.”
Castro declined to answer whether his prediction includes members of Trump’s administration or the president’s transition team.
“There’s certainly – as all Americans have seen by now – quite a lot of smoke. The investigation is to determine whether there is a fire or not,” he said.
FBI Director James Comey said last week his bureau is probing Russian intrusions in the 2016 race, including possible collusion between Moscow and Trump campaign officials.
The announcement has brought new scrutiny to members of Trump’s election team with possible Russia ties.
Trump associates that have been put in the spotlight over connections to Russia include former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.