Rep. Jerry Nadler, DN.Y., once said it was “very clear” the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians in the 2016 election — a claim later contradicted by the release of Special Counsel John Durham’s report on the investigation into Russia.
“It’s become very clear that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to try to subvert the election,” Nadler told CNN in November 2018. “The president is rightly nervous now, because it shows that time is running out.” him. put himself above the law.”
DURHAM REPORT CONFUSES ‘GUARANTEE’ FROM MAXINE WATERS THAT TRUMP COLLECTED RUSSIA
Today’s comments contradict the Durham report, which concluded in May that federal agencies did not have “actual evidence of collusion” to justify launching the Trump-Russia investigation. This was added to the conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report in 2019 that determined there was no evidence of a criminal plot to influence the 2016 election.
Nadler, in a 2018 interview, said evidence would soon emerge to prove Trump’s personal involvement in collusion with Russia.
“The walls are tight about his knowledge of collusion with the Russians,” Nadler said.
ADAM SCHIFF, WHO REPEATEDLY CLAIMS EVIDENCE OF RUSSIAN COLLUSION, DENOUNCED THE DURHAM REPORT AS ‘BREAKING’
This evidence never surfaced, but Nadler later said in a January 2020 interview with CBS that Trump tried to rig the 2020 election “just like he worked with the Russians to try to rig the 2016 election.” The comments came amid Trump’s impeachment push for Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky’s call to investigate former candidate Joe Biden.
“The reason he did that was to extort a foreign government to hurt his political opponents for his personal benefits and to help the 2020 election attempt while he worked with the Russians to try the 2016 election,” Nadler said. “Same pattern.”
DURHAM SEEKS DOJ, FBI ‘FAILED TO STUDY’ MISSION OF ‘STRICT FIDELITY TO THE LAW’ IN TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE
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The Durham report concluded that the Trump-Russia investigation was based on “raw, unanalyzed and unverified intelligence.” Launching the investigation despite a lack of evidence, the report said, shows that the Justice Department and FBI “failed to uphold their mission of strict fidelity to the law.” The report also singled out agencies that relied heavily on top officials for information “provided or funded (directly or indirectly) by Trump’s political opponents.”