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 ScottThese Senate seats are up for election in 2022 The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Supreme Court allows lawsuits against Texas abortion ban Rapper French Montana talks opioid epidemic, immigration on Capitol Hill MORE (R-S.C.) pushed back against former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanOvernight Defense & National Security — US, Israeli defense chiefs discuss Iran US ends combat mission against ISIS in Iraq, but troops remain This Thanksgiving, skip the political food fights and talk UFOs instead MORE’s claims that there is evidence of President TrumpDonald TrumpJudge rules Alaska governor unlawfully fired lawyer who criticized Trump Giuliani led fake electors plot: CNN Giuliani associate sentenced to a year in prison in campaign finance case 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.”

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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.

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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.