Schumer Joins The Chorus Of Democrats Insisting Putin Has Damaging Information On Trump Following Summit

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Senate Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer joined the chorus of Democrats claiming that Russian President Vladimir Putin has damaging information on President Donald Trump following the two world leaders’ joint press conference Monday.

“A single, ominous question now hangs over the White House: what could possibly cause @realDonaldTrump to put the interests of Russia over those of the United States?” Schumer tweeted. “Millions of Americans will continue to wonder if the only possible explanation for this dangerous behavior is the possibility that President Putin holds damaging information over President Trump.”

House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi echoed Schumer’s sentiment, tweeting “Every single day, I find myself asking: what do the Russians have on @realDonaldTrump personally, financially, & politically? The answer to that question is that only thing that explains his behavior & his refusal to stand up to Putin.”

“Why did Trump meet 1 on 1 with Putin? What might he be hiding from Bolton, Pompeo, Kelly, & the American public? How will Putin use whatever Trump could be hiding to advantage Russia & hurt America? Trump’s total lack of credibility renders spurious whatever explanation he gives,” CIA director under former President Barack Obama John Brennan also tweeted Monday.

“I wish I was surprised by Trump’s deference to Putin, but it’s been clear that the President would rather trust his Russian “friend” than the US intelligence community – the question that remains is why. The Mueller investigation is no witch hunt & that’s why he’s so scared of it,” New York Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney tweeted.

So far, there has been no public evidence that the Trump campaign worked with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election. (RELATED: Trump Confronts Putin On Election Meddling)

“President Trump’s priority seems to be protecting himself over protecting the nation. There is no other explanation for siding with Putin over his own intelligence agencies & continuing to denounce the Special Counsel investigation,” Connecticut Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal tweeted.

Putin denied having any incriminating evidence on Trump.

“I did hear those rumors that we allegedly collected compromising material on Mr. Trump when he was visiting Moscow. Let me tell you this: When President Trump [visited] Moscow back then, I didn’t even know he was in Moscow,” Putin stated at the Monday press conference.

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