Wallace Presses Sen. Coons on Misleading Statements About Presence of Russian Transcripts
On "Fox News Sunday," Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) was discussing his take on the "remarkable allegations" by President Donald Trump saying the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower prior to the 2016 election.
Coons said he did not have any "conclusive proof" about whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. He went on to say that he believes the intelligence community has transcripts and that the Senate Intelligence Committee should be given access to those transcripts.
However, when asked on MSNBC Friday about whether these transcripts do in fact exist, Coons said he had not seen them but does believe they exist.
Chris Wallace pressed Coons on these comments, saying there's "more than a whiff of McCarthyism for you as a U.S. senator to say there are transcripts out there that provide insight into whether or not there was collusion, but you don't even know whether they exist?"
"So, to the extent of those comments, they might be some way misinterpreted as leading to sort of a hyperventilating attitude here in the Senate about this, I apologize for that. That's not what I was trying to do.
What I was trying to do, and I think it's important, is to draw the American people to what joins us in common, which is the need for us to get to the bottom of this, to get access to what intelligence there is.
I am confident that intelligence exists that is relevant to this question. Not that says there is collusion, and proof of it, that's not what I was trying to say."
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