Democratic Sen. Mark Warner has revealed he’s seen “damning evidence” in the investigation of Russian campaign interference — but he hinted special counsel Robert Mueller had even more proof.
The ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee told Axios that he is more convinced than ever that the investigation is crucial to preserving U.S. democracy.
“Based on witness testimony and documents that he has seen behind closed doors, the Russia probe is ‘the most important thing I will ever work on,’” the Virginia Democrat told the website.
But Warner suggested that the special counsel investigation has uncovered even more conclusive evidence linking the Trump campaign to Russian interference.
“I feel that more strongly today than even a year ago, and we don’t even have near the tools that Robert Muller has in his investigation,” Warner said.
Earlier this week, the Democratic Senator warned Trump would be triggering a “constitutional crisis” by having Mueller removed from the investigation, and he expressed concerns about Republican efforts to undermine the special counsel probe.
“Any attempt by this president to remove special counsel Mueller from his position or to pardon key witnesses in any effort to shield them from accountability or shut down the investigation would be a gross abuse of power and a flagrant violation of executive branch responsibilities and authorities,” Warner said in a speech. “These truly are red lines and simply cannot allow them to be crossed.”
Watch the interview below: