Did the Trump campaign collude with Russia? | The Tylt
Evidence that Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign may have colluded with Russia continues to build. Donald Trump, Jr.'s series of damning emails revealed he met with Russia operatives who promised to give him dirt on Hillary Clinton. Critics say these emails are proof of collusion. But Trump's defenders say Trump, Jr. broke no laws. Political operative Roger Stone told the House intelligence committee there is no evidence of collusion. What do you think? 🇺🇸 🇷🇺
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.”
Trump himself has denied the allegations, calling the Trump-Russia investigation a "hoax" and fake news.
The Russia hoax continues, now it's ads on Facebook. What about the totally biased and dishonest Media coverage in favor of Crooked Hillary?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2017
Why Isn't the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just made up-FAKE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2017
But others believe all signs point to collusion, and it is only a matter of time before the truth comes out.
Senate Intelligence Committee not ruling out Trump-Russia collusion. They also determined that water is wet and sun will come up tomorrow.— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) October 5, 2017