GOP senator: If Trump colluded with Russia the world would already know

GOP senator: If Trump colluded with Russia the world would already know
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Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottSenate approves border bill that prevents shutdown Senate passes bill to make lynching a federal crime Partnerships paving the way to sustain and support Historically Black Colleges and Universities MORE (R-S.C.) pushed back against former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanOvernight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants Trump: I believe Obama would have gone to war with North Korea Intel agencies' threat assessment matters more than tiff with Trump MORE’s claims that there is evidence of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly US-China trade talks draw criticism for lack of women in pictures Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall MORE colluding with Russia during the 2016 election, saying if there was such evidence “the entire world would already know.”

“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 told Fox News’s Neil Cavuto on Saturday.

Brennan, who had his security clearance revoked by Trump his past week, wrote in an op-ed for The New York Times on Thursday that Trump’s “claims of no collusion are, in a word, hogwash.”


The former CIA director’s argument centered around Trump’s public statements and media reports on the ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

“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,” Scott said on Saturday. “I think that’s ridiculous.”

The president has repeatedly insisted that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.

Trump has repeatedly attacked special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s probe as biased, “rigged” and a “witch hunt,” demanding that it be shut down.

Meanwhile, The New York Times reported Saturday that White House counsel Don McGahn has been cooperating with Mueller’s probe and has spent about 30 hours interviewing with the special counsel’s team.