Dem Rep: Evidence of Collusion ‘Remains to Be Seen’


Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Joe Crowley (N.Y.) admitted Friday during an interview on Fox News that there is no evidence showing President Donald Trump's campaign team colluded with Russia.

Host Jon Scott pointed out that figures like Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) had insisted that there was simply no evidence to back up collusion accusations. Grassley tweeted as much at the end of March.

"Are you absolutely convinced that there was some kind of collusion?" Scott asked Crowley. "Because at this point, there has been no evidence that I am aware of."

Crowley initially dodged the question, focusing on the fact that the investigation he wanted still had not really begun.

"Evidence in terms of what will be gathered through this process is different than the conjecture that has been laid out through the media," Crowley said.

"I do think that there are some things that are highly unusual that are going on here," he continued, saying that President Donald Trump has not suitably addressed Russia's meddling in the election.

Crowley said he wanted the investigation to uncover whether Russia affected the election, but, "Whether or not there was collusion, that remains to be seen."

"That's why we have the special prosecutor or special counsel to delve deep and really find those answers," he said. "That's what the American people want and what I want as well."

Charles Fain Lehman

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