The Democrats vowed Tuesday to press Donald Trump on the evidence of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, despite the president’s repeated denial.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and other Democrats have said there is no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
But Trump and his allies have argued that any collusion was done by Russian hackers.
“We will continue to push the White House to declassify documents to prove it,” the Democrats said in a joint statement.
He says he can’t prove Russia interfered, but he can prove Russian meddling, too.” “
The president is in denial.
He says he can’t prove Russia interfered, but he can prove Russian meddling, too.”
Trump has repeatedly said there has been no collusion between his campaign and Russians.
The Democrats said the information the Trump administration has provided is “overwhelming.”
The Democrats and others have been pressing the White.
The White House has denied the existence of any collusion and has suggested it is the Democrats’ responsibility to find out whether the White did anything wrong.
“They are trying to create a narrative of the president not being cooperative with the Senate Intelligence Committee when the evidence is overwhelming and there is zero evidence of any kind of collusion,” said Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.
Schiff said he has called for a briefing on the intelligence.
“If the president is lying to the American public, there are no consequences for him,” Schiff said.
“It’s really a big problem for the country.”
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called the Democrats’s request for the White to declassification “disgraceful.”
“President Trump has said and done a number of things that have been demonstrably false, which have endangered American lives,” Pelosi said.
The Senate Intelligence committee is scheduled to hold a hearing Tuesday on Russian hacking and the Trump transition team’s contacts with Russian officials.
The panel has been investigating whether Trump campaign officials had contact with Russian operatives.