When James Clapper, the former director of National Intelligence, appeared on the same program earlier this month, he said that intelligence investigators had found no evidence of such collusion.
“We did not include anything in our report … that had any reflect of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and the Russians,” Clapper said. “We had no evidence of such collusion.”
Schiff was “surprised” by Clapper’s assessment.
“I don’t think you can make that claim categorically as he did,” Schiff said. However, he offered no details about the alleged circumstantial evidence.
When asked on “Fox News Sunday” if he had seen any evidence of collusion between the Russians and Trump associates, House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) appeared to contradict Schiff’s assessment.
“I’ll give you a very simple answer: No. Up to speed on everything I have up to this morning, there’s no evidence of collusion,” Nunes said.