California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Thursday that there is no proof of collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia.
During a speech Tuesday at the Ideas Conference in Washington, D.C., Waters, who has been encouraging Democrats to talk more boldly about impeaching Trump, mocked fellow Democrats who were too afraid to speak out on the idea of impeachment, Rolling Stone reported.
Huffington Post editor Sam Stein, a frequent “Morning Joe” guest, asked Waters on Thursday what she meant when she accused Trump of “collusion” with Russia. Stein said that “collusion,” to him, means something very specific and that most of the evidence cited by Waters so far seems circumstantial.
“I am talking about strategies that were developed, working with the Trump campaign. I really do believe that much of what you saw coming out of Trump’s mouth was a play from [Russia President Vladimir] Putin’s playbook,” Waters responded.
Waters explained that Trump calling Hillary “crooked” and encouraging talk about locking her up were strategies developed by Putin and the Russians.