Feinstein: No Evidence Trump Campaign Paid Russians For "Dirt" On Hillary Clinton
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) says that she has seen no evidence so far that Trump's campaign received hacked Clinton campaign emails from Russia. From Sunday's broadcast of CNN's State of the Union with host Jake Tapper:
TAPPER: So, we learned this week that former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos traveled to London in March 2016.
And then, in April, he met with a professor who promised dirt on Hillary Clinton from the Russians.
Have you seen any evidence that this dirt, these e-mails were ever given to the Trump campaign?
FEINSTEIN: Not so far.
TAPPER: Not so far.
Have you ever seen -- have you seen any communications that suggested that the Trump campaign wanted them to release them through a different means? Because, obviously, they were ultimately released by WikiLeaks.
FEINSTEIN: No, I have not.
Former Trump campaign adviser J.D. Gordon told CNN that, at a March 2016 meeting with then candidate Trump, the candidate listened to Papadopoulos when he presented the idea of arranging a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
But take a listen to what President Trump had to say about this on Friday.
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DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I don't remember much about that meeting. It was a very unimportant meeting. It took place a long time -- don't remember much about it.
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TAPPER: He says he doesn't remember much about it. Do you believe him?
FEINSTEIN: Well, we saw the photograph of the table with President Trump at one head, Sessions at another, and Papadopoulos in the middle on the left. And that was reportedly to discuss Russia.
I think we have got committees looking, both Intelligence and Judiciary. And these things are hard to ferret out exactly what went on, and people often don't give you the straight scoop in terms of their testimony. So, we will see how that turns out.