In a Tuesday appearance on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) criticized congressional Democrats for making “reckless, baseless allegations” about President Trump’s involvement with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.
“There are members of both the House and the Senate who [say] ‘I’ve seen evidence that is more than circumstantial, but not direct,'” Gowdy told host Tucker Carlson. “There is no way it can be more than circumstantial but not direct.”
Gowdy, who serves on the House intelligence committee which is investigating possible ties between Russian officials and Trump campaign associates, noted that a member of the panel “said this week that he has seen evidence [but] he can’t tell us what it is [and] it’s not beyond a reasonable doubt.”
“There’s no way to defend yourself against those kinds of baseless, reckless accusations,” Gowdy said.
Gowdy was likely referring to the ranking member of the committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. During a Sunday appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Schiff said, “I think there is evidence” of Trump colluding with Russia.
“I can’t go into the particulars of our closed investigation,” Schiff said, “but I also think there is evidence of obstruction [of justice]. But in both cases, I would say, whether there is some evidence doesn’t mean there is proof beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Gowdy also told host Tucker Carlson that “in a perfect world,” the House intelligence committee’s investigation would conclude before Labor Day.
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