‘…And I promise you I would win in court….’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., has continued to accuse President Donald Trump of colluding with the Russian government to steal the 2016 election despite special counsel Robert Mueller’s concluding report, which indicates no further indictments and exonerates the president.
“I have seen the Trump campaign for myself and others and to that, I would say the only person who has made false statements about Russia is Donald Trump,” Swalwell told MSNBC. “I stand by what I said about seeing evidence of collusion. If he has a problem with that, he can sue me. And I promise you I would win in court.”
The Justice Department released its review of Mueller’s report on Friday and confirmed that the special counsel has recommended no further indictments of anyone involved in the Trump campaign.
But despite the lack of evidence to back his claims, Swalwell has continued to double down on his accusations, threatening to use his position on the House Intelligence Committee to investigate Trump.
“Just because you are criminally a non-colluder doesn’t mean that we don’t want to know what evidence Bob Mueller found about efforts you and your team and your family and your business took to work with the Russians,” Swalwell told reporters on Monday.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., has also made it clear he won’t let the collusion theory go, arguing that there is evidence of Trump’s crimes “in plain sight.”
“You have an attorney general who applied for the job by talking down any potential obstruction conviction or indictment who then went to a Senate confirmation and refused to recuse himself,” Schiff told reporters on Monday. “He has now done the job he applied for, which is attempt to exonerate Mr. Trump. That ought to deeply concern people.”