Obama’s former head of the Department of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, has been grilled by Senate Intelligence member Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and during that time, Gowdy got Johnson to admit on the record that there is no evidence of collusion between Trump and the Russians over election tampering.
In a succinct display of tearing apart a witness, Gowdy quickly broke down the gist of what happened and zeroed in for the kill, reports Real Clear Politics.
Gowdy and Johnson both agreed that Russian was a “career offender, they have a history of cyber-attacks on our country. We suspected before the November [elections].”
Gowdy then got Johnson to concede an assessment the Dems probably don’t like hearing, “At the time you separated from service in January of 2017, you have seen no evidence that the Russians were successful at changing voter tallies or voter totals?”
“Correct,” replied Johnson.
Gowdy moved to elaborate on this confession.
“At the time you separated from service in January 2017, had you seen any evidence that Donald Trump or any member of his campaign colluded, conspired or coordinated with the Russians or anyone else to infiltrate or impact our voter infrastructure?”
Unable to just speak the truth and say “No”, Johnson had to try and obfuscate a bit.
“Not beyond what has been out there open-source, and not beyond anything that I’m sure this committee has already seen and heard before, directly from the intelligence community.”