CNN’s Wolf Blizter asked Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) of the Senate Intelligence Committee if she had seen evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians earlier this month.
On May 4, Blitzer asked, “You don’t have to provide us with any classified information, Senator, but do you believe—do you have evidence that there was in fact collusion between Trump associates and Russia during the campaign?”
“Not at this time,” replied Feinstein.
A little over two weeks later, Blitzer is back at it again, asking the California Democrat if she has found evidence of collusion. First, this is going to be a long investigation into a matter that has so far yielded zero evidence. The House Intelligence Committee has found nothing, with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member, saying that there is no definitive proof. Feinstein’s Democratic colleagues on the Senate committee have started to come to terms that this is a dead end, and that no smoking gun evidence will be found; maybe because there was no collusion because Trump won fair and square. Nevertheless, let’s get back into this clown car again.
“Has anything changed since we spoke last,” asked the CNN host last night.
“Well, not it hasn’t,” replied Feinstein, though she said that she’s depending on former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who has been appointed special counsel to the FBI’s probe into the matter, to get to the truth. It’s a big investigation, and she said that she couldn’t think of anyone better than Mr. Mueller to quarterback the DOJ’s investigation.
Blitzer circled back to the collusion aspect, noting the amount of access Feinstein has to information from the intelligence community that could unearth such evidence, saying (once again) “so far, you have not seen any evidence of collusion is that right?”
Feinstein pivoted by saying that there are rumors and newspaper stories flying around about the subject, but added “that’s not necessarily evidence of collusion.” So, in other words, no—there is no evidence.