South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott responded on Saturday to former CIA Director John Brennan’s contention that evidence exists that President Trump colluded with Russia.
If such evidence existed, Scott said, “the entire world would already know.”
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“If there is a scintilla of evidence that the president colluded with the Russians and Brennan had that evidence, the entire world would already know,” Scott said during a Fox News appearance with host Neil Cavuto.
In a Thursday op-ed published in the New York Times, Brennan based his claim that President Trump colluded with Russia on the fact that then-candidate Trump “publicly called upon Russia to find the missing emails of Mrs. Clinton” during the 2016 campaign.
“By issuing such a statement, Mr. Trump was not only encouraging a foreign nation to collect intelligence against a United States citizen, but also openly authorizing his followers to work with our primary global adversary against his political opponent,” Brennan wrote. (RELATED: PRESIDENT TRUMP HAMMERS ‘LOUDMOUTH, PARTISAN, POLITICAL HACK’ JOHN BRENNAN)
Responding to Brennan’s contention directly, Scott said, “So the fact of the matter is, a part of what he said in his op-ed is that the president’s public comments suggest collusion. I think that’s ridiculous.”