Any proof of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian federal government would have gone out to the media months ago if it existed, a Republican member of the Home Judiciary Committee said Sunday.
“If there was any evidence of collusion, that would’ve been dripped months and months earlier,” Representative Ron DeSantis of Florida stated on Fox News. “You can bet your bottom dollar on that.”
The New York Times exposed that former Trump campaign foreign policy consultant George Papadopoulos drunkenly boasted to Australia’s top diplomat in May 2016 that Russia had dirt on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Papadopoulos’ remarks were reportedly a significant consider triggering the examination into the Trump campaign, rather than the file, which Trump has blamed for triggering the investigation.Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about Russia contacts as part of Mueller’s probe, which has likewise caused charges against three other previous Trump campaign associates. Trump has absolutely rejected that there was any collusion in between his project and Russia, and he has called Mueller’s probe a partisan”witch hunt.”