Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) says it will be critical for congressional committees recall some Democrats to testify.
Collins says Democrats who were involved in Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 presidential campaign should testify again, as new findings have been revealed regarding to the Trump-Russia dossier.
Last week, it was revealed that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid for research that resulted in the dossier, which contained allegations of Donald Trump’s connections to Russia. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who was the DNC chairwoman during the election, denied knowing how the dossier was financed, as did Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta.
In a “Face the Nation” interview with CBS host John Dickerson, Collins, who sits on the Senate Intelligence committee, said she cannot imagine that to be true.
“They absolutely need to be recalled. It’s difficult to imagine that a campaign chairman, that the head of the DNC would not know of an expenditure of this magnitude and significance. But perhaps there’s something more going on here. But certainly it’s worth additional questioning of both two witnesses,” Collins said. “And the lawyer. Absolutely. He more than anyone.”
Collins was referencing campaign lawyer Mark Elias, who made payments for part of the dossier. He was sitting next to Podesta during his testimony before the committee
The senator also said she’s seen nothing conclusive indicating there was any collusion with the Russians. She said she has seen evidence that Russians attempted to influence the presidential election, however.
You may watch Collins interview below.
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