On Tuesday, House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Joaquin Castro said in an interview on CNN’s “The Situation Room” that he expects President Trump’s associates to be jailed.
The Democratic congressman from Texas specifically referenced the investigation of Russian election meddling in 2016 as his reason for these expectations.
Castro explicitly stated, “I wouldn’t be surprised, after all of this is said and done, [if] some people end up in jail. My impression is that people will probably be charged, and I think people will probably go to jail.”
Castro did not clarify if he meant it is members of Trump’s administration or the president’s transition team that he believes might be facing jail time.
CNN host Wolf Blitzer inquired as to whether Castro thinks more than one person will be prosecuted. Castro responded to Blitzer:
“That’s my impression, yes. If I was betting, I would say yes. There’s certainly – as all Americans have seen by now – quite a lot of smoke. The investigation is to determine whether there is a fire or not.”
As FBI Director James Comey’s investigation into the possible collusion of Russia meddling in U.S. politics continues, more new reports emerge suggesting this is the case. For example, new reports on Monday stated Carter Page, a Trump campaign adviser, contacted Russian intelligence operative Victor Podobnyy three years before the 2016 presidential election.
Podobnyy is officially labeled as an unregistered agent for a foreign government by the U.S. government. He is associated with Igor Sporyshev and Evgeny Burayakov, Russian agents who have alleged connections with a suspected Russian spy ring.
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) April 4, 2017
H/T: The Hill
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