Sen. Christopher Coons (D-DE) said Sunday on “Face the Nation” that he thinks the recent indictment of 13 Russian nationals neither proves nor disproves that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election, reports the Washington Free Beacon.
Coons believes that the Russia investigation is “getting closer” to proving the collusion between Trump and Russia after Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals on charges related to illegal “information warfare” tactics meant to disrupt the 2016 U.S. election.
While the White House noted that no Americans were implicated in the charges and Trump said it proved there was “no collusion,” Coons is still delusional and likes to think there is evidence where there has never been any.
Coons also pointed to the meeting on June 9, 2016, between Donald Trump Jr. and other senior campaign officials and Russians claiming to have dirt on Hillary Clinton.
“That hasn’t yet been proven that there might have been collusion, but I think it’s getting closer,” Coons said.
CBS host Nancy Cordes asked Coons what the chances were Russian meddling efforts affected the race’s outcome.
“In a race that was this close, where moving … 150,000 votes in three states one way or the other could have changed the outcome, it’s hard to say that this didn’t affect the outcome,” Coons said. “It was an exceptionally close election, I’ll remind you that one candidate won the popular vote and the other won the electoral vote, but It’s not yet clear whether the Russians succeeded in actually changing votes.”
The senator goes on to say that what is clear is that there was a troll farm in St. Petersburg Russia spending millions and millions of dollars to help influence the American election. He still, however, didn’t say how this was any indication that Trump’s campaign had meddled with the Russians.