GOP Lawmaker: The Indictments, Which I Haven’t Read, Prove There Was No Collusion (VIDEO)

Claudia Tenney (R-NY), a first-term Tea Party congresswoman, discussed the indictments handed down by special counsel Robert Mueller with CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield. This is the ‘Reading is HARD’ edition because just after her lengthy defense – and she is actually a lawyer – for Donald Trump, she admitted that she hadn’t read all of the 37-page indictment. “I’m skimming through it right now,” she added.

“Thirteen Russians now indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller, charged with attempting to interfere in the 2016 presidential election,” Whitfield said. “The indictment describes an unprecedented campaign by Russia to support Donald Trump, disparage Hillary Clinton and communicate with, quote, unwitting people tied to the Trump campaign.’”

“The indictments say there were Americans who were unwitting participants, the president continues to say there was no collusion,” Whitfield continued. “How do you interpret these indictments?”

Tenney somehow claimed that Democrats are ‘overreacting’ to the news.

“Well, I think the indictments are instructive because what they show is the Russians really are trying to create some kind of chaos in our country,” Tenney said. “I think it’s unfortunate that the Democrats are overreacting to this as far as, you know, really focusing on just Trump/Russia collusion, I think this doesn’t say …”

Tenney said that the investigation “has been going on for over a year” and  “the Democrats have been trying to take down the administration claiming there was Russian collusion.”

Then, she claimed the investigation “wasted resources.”

“I think it’s really clear from the indictment of whether the Department of Justice and others in the FBI, what they’re saying is it was clear that they didn’t affect the elections but they attempted to,” she continued. “We’ve used millions of dollars and thousands of hours of time and wasted resources on investigating something that looks like it wasn’t really there in the first place.”

She said that Democrats are taking part in a “smear campaign.”

Then she admitted that she has not read the indictments, but said, “that this is showing that there is clearly no collusion by the Trump campaign with Russian operatives to try to steal the election from Hillary Clinton.”


She couldn’t be more wrong. The investigation may go on for several more months so unless she has a time machine, she has no way of knowing whether Trump will be cleared. It’s going to be a bumpy ride for her.

13 Russians, three groups, and a list of others were indicted yesterday. And even before that, Trump’s Former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos have both pleaded guilty to charges from Mueller. Both of them have agreed to cooperate with Mueller in the investigation. Robert Gates is finalizing a plea deal with Mueller and is expected to cooperate. Prosecutors say that they have found ‘additional criminal conduct’ by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

And she thinks Democrats are ‘overreacting.’

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