National Security

Joaquin Castro: So Far No Evidence Showing Collusion Between Trump Camp, Russia

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D., Texas) said on Sunday there is currently no evidence showing President Donald Trump's campaign colluding with Russian officials during the 2016 election.

Castro appeared on ABC's "This Week" with host George Stephanopoulos, who asked him about allegations of collusion between Trump associates and the Russian government.

"We do have the former director of national intelligence, James Clapper, who said he's seen no evidence of any collusion between the Trump campaign or people associated with the Trump campaign and the Russians," Stephanopoulos said to Castro. "Have you?"

"Well, it's my understanding that that's exactly what's being investigated," Castro said. "He's stating that there's a conclusion that's being reached. My understanding is that that's still being investigated."

"So up to now you haven't seen any evidence [of collusion]?" Stephanopoulos asked again.

"No conclusion one way or another," Castro responded.

Democratic lawmakers and some Republicans are continuing to call for investigations to determine whether members of Trump's campaign or people associated with it had illicit contact with the Russian government during the 2016 campaign.