The case that President Trump and his staff somehow coordinated strategies with the Russians during the 2016 presidential election is getting weaker all the time. Of course, there never was any definitive evidence, just suggestions and innuendo.
Given that we are to believe that the U.S. possesses this vast and incredibly capable intelligence community, the idea that a presidential campaign committee could engage in illegal communications with foreign interests without getting caught seems remote. That no solid evidence of such a connection between the Trump campaign and Russia has been produced in the six months since the election is telling.
The lack of any evidence proving that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia has been punctuated by a remark from no less than Senator Feinstein. She appeared live on CNN and announced that she has seen none.
Here is her interview:
We can be sure of several things. First, Senator Feinstein is no fan of Donald Trump. Second, if there were evidence that he or his campaign committee had conducted illegal acts during the campaign, she would be all over them, and all over the news with her opinions.
Instead, we have this exchange between the senator and CNN’s Wolf Blitzer:
“Do you have evidence that there was in fact collusion between Trump associates and Russia during the campaign?” CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked California Sen. Dianne Feinstein during an interview on Wednesday.
“Not at this time,” she responded.
“Well, that’s a pretty precise answer,” Blitzer said.
Indeed it is – a very precise answer. And not the one Senator Feinstein would like to give.
A nice follow-up question would have been to inquire when she expects the investigation into this matter would be concluded. Or, put less politely, how long she expected this drag on without evidence before the Democrats give up.
No doubt the senator knows more than she is sharing. Perhaps she is aware that her dear friend Hillary is the one who ran a shady campaign, and would prefer the whole campaign corruption issue be dropped lest she find that it is her party that’s on the defensive.