CNN’s Stephen Collinson:
Trump was repeatedly pressed on whether his campaign staff had been in contact with Russia, as a widening drama over his alleged connections with Moscow dominates news coverage.
“Nobody that I know of. How many times do I have to answer this question? Russia is a ruse. I have nothing to do with Russia. Haven’t made a phone call to Russia in years,” Trump said.
“I own nothing in Russia, I have no loans in Russia, I don’t have any deals in Russia,” Trump said. “Russia is fake news.”
Either Donald Trump is lying and should be impeached on grounds of treason, or else the majority of the major media has jumped the gun and falsely lead people to be suspicious of something that has zero grounds. There is no middle option here at this point. Rarely do you see things so black and white. I’m on the edge of my seat to see how this plays out. I’m suspending judgement until the matter has seen a conclusion, because I have no way of knowing who’s right and who’s wrong here. I want to believe Trump, but I don’t have any real reason to do so other than the fact that I like the guy. And that’s not a good reason, any more than it’s a good reason to distrust Trump just because you don’t like him.