Did the Trump campaign collude with Russia? | The Tylt
Did the Trump campaign collude with Russia?
The Senate intelligence committee confirmed "the issue of collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russia is "still open" and the investigation into the matter has "expanded."
During a press conference to update the public on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Russia probe, Sen. Burr and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) didn’t offer up any explosive news — but they didn’t say anything that should comfort the president, either.
Burr also said that his committee’s probe has “expanded” beyond its initial parameters in part because the investigation has continually generated new leads. While the lawmakers declined to offer any conclusions on the investigation so far, Burr said “the issue of collusion is still open.”
While Trump has repeatedly dismissed accusations of collusion as "fake news," the investigation appears to be going strong.
But Trump associate and political operative Stone denied accusations of Trump-Russia collusion during his meeting with the House intelligence committee. Stone called the probe a "political exercise" and asserted there has been no proven evidence of collusion.
“It’s entirely a political exercise,” [Stone] said. “They make the charges against you in a public forum to maximize coverage for their U.S. Senate campaign or their re-election, but then they only allow you to respond behind closed doors and they won’t even allow the release of the transcript. It really puts you at an extraordinarily unfair advantage.”