Rep. Trey Gowdy grilled former CIA director John Brennan at a House Intelligence Committee meeting Tuesday morning about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Gowdy repeatedly pressed Brennan for some hard evidence, or even the admission that evidence exists, that President Trump or his campaign were inolved with the Russian attempt to influence the election.
Brennan said, “I don’t do evidence.”
Brennan admitted the Russian interference has been going on since the 1960s and he doesn’t know if it’s worse. The Trump campaign people were talking with Russia and that was the impetus for the Russia story.
“It raised questions in my mind about whether Russia was able to gain the cooperation of those individuals,” he said, adding that he did not know whether the Russian efforts were successful.
He added, “I don’t know whether such collusion existed.”
There was no evidence but there was a basis. The basis was Trump joking about asking Russia to release the Clinton emails and the fake, already debunked Dossier. That was the basis!
If Russians were simply in contact with campaign people, that’s allowed. They are allowed to talk to Russians.