Opinion| Even though there has been a lengthy investigation which has turned up no convincing evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential campaign and Russia, Democratic Representative Adam Schiff can’t seem to let the matter go.
He continually insists that there is “evidence in plain sight.”
Former South Carolina Republican Representative/federal prosecutor Trey Gowdy weighed in on the California Democrat’s point of view on a Tuesday evening segment of “The Story with Martha MacCallum.”
During the show, MacCallum played a clip for Gowdy which showed Schiff insisting that evidence existed which backed up the claim that President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign had colluded with Russia.
“You can see evidence in plain sight on the issue of collusion, pretty compelling evidence,” Schiff stated on Monday while appearing on CNN. “Now, there is a difference between seeing evidence of collusion and being able to prove a criminal conspiracy beyond a reasonable doubt.”
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It seems that the California Democrat was unable to understand the contradiction he made in his comments, so Gowdy cleared it up for him and explained exactly what the word “collusion” entails.
Gowdy explained, “Well, collusion is a synonym for conspiracy. So, I hope the questioner followed up and said, ‘OK, Chairman Schiff, you have just said that you have evidence of a criminal conspiracy between the president of the United States and the Russian state. What is that evidence? What is the crime?’”
“I’ve heard Adam on a number of occasions say that he is the third eye raven, has evidence and seen things that nobody else has ever seen before,” he continued.
“But I’ve never heard him asked, ‘What is it? What’s the evidence of crime that you have, Chairman Schiff?’ I’ve never heard it followed up on.”
It seems that Schiff doesn’t have proof to back up his “collusion” theory.
Conservative Tribune explains that he seems to hope that “if he shouts “collusion” and “evidence” enough times, people might believe him.”
Besides, even Schiff’s own statement about the alleged collusion is self-defeating — he admitted he can’t prove collusion happened “beyond a reasonable doubt.”
And without having evidence “beyond a reasonable doubt,” it’s impossible to convict someone.
But that doesn’t stop Democrats from pretending they have all the facts they need to condemn Trump and his administration.
Luckily Trey Gowdy set the record straight for a very confused Schiff.