John Podhoretz, MSNBC spokesman, agrees that new evidence has surfaced suggesting a link between Russian intelligence and President Donald Trump – but he said there was still no weapon.
The conservative commentator said that evidence showed that Trump presented Russian propaganda themes during the 2016 presidential campaign, although there is still no direct link between the Republican candidate and the Kremlin intelligence service.
"The information we received last week is the first textual narrative that suggests something that started with Russian intelligence, Donald Trump's mouth," Podhoretz told Morning Joe.
Trump colleagues Roger Stone and Jerome Corsi promoted issues stemming from emails stolen by Russian hackers, and the GOP candidate stepped up his efforts on the campaign path in recent weeks.
"Well, that does not mean again that Trump himself knew the information had been through the hacking of DNC emails," said Podhoretz. "But it's after all this time a way between Trump by Stone and the Russian secret service."
Podhoretz said the evidence for influencing Trump's strongest supporters is incredibly high.
Do you know that smoking firearms that Trump has been working for in the service of the Russian intelligence services, the Trump base will believe that this is a political witch hunt and that (Robert) Mueller in some way serves the interests of the media, the Interests of the Liberals, "he said.
" There is a sense that Mueller can not close the circle, "Podhoretz added. What you have is a pattern in which everyone around him is somehow nailed to tell the wrong thing about lying about contacts with Russia, but Trump says they say I did not do anything. I did not do it. I had no part in it. "And without evidence, that's a reasonable doubt in my opinion."
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