The evidence of coordination between US President Donald Trump and Russia is “pretty damning,” says a top lawmaker.
“The Russians offered help. The campaign accepted help. The Russians gave help. And the president made full use of that help,” the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, told CNN on Sunday. “And that’s pretty damning, whether it is proof beyond a reasonable doubt of conspiracy or not.”
Asked to provide proof, Schiff said people need to look at the “pattern of chronology.”
He outlined a chronology of communications involving Trump campaign associates, WikiLeaks and Russians dating back to late-April 2016, when, according to court filings, Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos learned that Russians had emails belonging former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“So, we have all of these facts in chronology…You’d have to believe that these were all isolated incidents not connected to…