California Representative Eric Swalwell (D) was accosted on CNN Monday for failing to produce any evidence to back up his claim that the Trump campaign colluded with elements of the Russian government.
CNN anchors John Berman and Poppy Harlow each asked Swalwell, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, about his statement from last Friday in which he claimed to have viewed classified and unclassified information showing that Trump advisers coordinated with the Kremlin.
“There is fire. I’ve seen evidence on the unclassified and classified side of that fire,” the Democrat said last week.
But when pressed to discuss the evidence, Swalwell simply rehashed information from widely reported news stories about former Trump advisers Carter Page, Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Michael Flynn.
“That’s not evidence of collusion,” countered Berman. “That’s evidence again, of possible wrongdoing, but not…that they were actually working together on the campaign.”
Swalwell dodged, bobbed and weaved in reply. (See video below).