Maxine Waters: Most Americans don’t understand ‘something is terribly wrong’ between Trump and Russia

Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersDems press Barr to make Mueller report public Private insurance plays a critical part in home mortgage ecosystem On The Money: Lawmakers closing in on border deal | Dems build case for Trump tax returns | Trump, Xi won't meet before trade deadline | Waters in talks with Mnuchin for testimony MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday expressed concern that Americans do not fully understand what she called the “danger” of President TrumpDonald John TrumpAverage tax refunds down double-digits, IRS data shows White House warns Maduro as Venezuela orders partial closure of border with Colombia Trump administration directs 1,000 more troops to Mexican border MORE and his actions regarding the Russia investigation.

Waters, one of Trump’s most vocal critics in the House, told MSNBC’s Joy Reid that despite the multiple indictments that have resulted from the investigation, American people do not fully understand the connections between Trump and Russia.

“They should know that something is terribly wrong,” Waters said.

“Given all we have learned about this president, all the connections of his allies and the people around him to Russia … there’s not an understanding about the danger of this president and the way that he has lied,” she added.

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Waters also said that she finds it “frustrating” that neither Republicans nor Democrats have taken what she thinks is an appropriate stance against the president.

“The Republicans are not standing up and parting from this man, and the Democrats feel that if somehow we continue to talk about him or focus on him that that’s going to go against us rather than help us.”

“I believe he is dangerous,” she added. “Unless we move collectively in a bipartisan way, this man is going to be very destructive to our democracy.”

Waters has frequently called for Trump’s impeachment.

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE has indicted several former Trump campaign associates, as well as 13 Russian nationals, in his investigation.

Trump has repeatedly referred to the investigation as a “witch hunt” and a “hoax.”