Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas, a Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee, told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday that he wouldn’t be surprised if the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election led to the imprisonment of multiple associates of President Donald Trump.
Castro made the stunning comment after Blitzer asked him whether he had seen any “hard evidence” that Trump associates had worked to collude with Russian government officials in any way.
Castro did not directly answer that question but offered his “impression.”
“I guess I would say this — that my impression is … I wouldn’t be surprised after all of this is said and done that some people end up in jail,” Castro said.
A somewhat surprised Blitzer asked, “Really?” He subsequently asked Castro how high his “suspicion” went.
“That is yet to be determined,” Castro responded, adding he could not divulge any additional information at the time.
“If I was betting, I would say yes,” he continued. “My impression is that people will probably be charged, and I think people will probably go to jail.”