Spicer on Investigation into Trump-Russia Ties: ‘Investigating It and Having Proof of It Are Two Different Things’

‘You can continue to look for something, but continuing to look for something that doesn’t exist doesn’t matter’


KARL: "He's investigating the links and possibilities of coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russians. Given that the President just this morning said that the Democrats made up the Russia story, why would the FBI director be investigating a story if it is simply that?"
SPICER: "I don't think that is what he said."
KARL: "He did. He said that he's investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether or not there was any coordination."
SPICER: "Correct, but investigating it and having proof of it are two different things. You look at the acting Obama CIA director who said there is smoke but no fire, Senator Tom Cotton said 'Not that I've seen and that I'm aware of.' You look at Director Clapper, 'Not to my knowledge.' Senator Chris Coons, Democrat from Delaware, 'I have no evidence of collusion.' There is a point at which you continue to search for something that everybody who has been briefed has not seen or found." 

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