The View Tees Off on Senate Intel Finding No Collusion: What Do They Need, a ‘Hello Vladimir’ Phone Call?


The hosts of The View this morning discussed the Senate Intelligence Committee reportedly finding no direct evidence of Trump/Russia collusion.

NBC News’ report on the finding said Democratic investigators “did not dispute” the characterization from Chairman Richard Burr, but “said they lacked context.”

Joy Behar brought it up this morning as something President Donald Trump is getting a “glimmer of hope” from. She noted the hesitance from Ranking Member Mark Warner to fully agree with the conclusion before asking, “So if the Senate finds nothing wrong in terms of collusion with Russia, does that mean he’s not guilty?”

“Not to me,” Sunny Hostin said. She brought up the guilty pleas, prison sentences, and criminal charges stemming from the Mueller probe, noting all the lies about contacts with Russia.

Behar said their answer would be even if those people were doing bad things, “Trump knew nothing about it.” She added that it sounds “disingenuous.”

Abby Huntsman noted how the Senate Intel Committee’s investigation was more bipartisan than the House side, adding that anyone expecting Trump will get escorted from the White House in handcuffs will be underwhelmed by the end of this.

Behar countered with the info Hostin brought up and said, “She just gave you a list of circumstantial evidence against him in addition to real testimony, so what do they need? ‘Hello, Vladimir, should we collude, baby?’ What are we waiting for?”

She added that right now everyone’s just waiting for a big smoking gun to emerge.

You can watch above, via ABC.

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