Sen. Coons backtracks charge of Trump-Russian collusion: ‘I have no hard evidence’

Sen Coons smiles as his daughter is pawed upon by VP Biden. (Youtube)
Sen Coons smiles as his daughter is pawed upon by VP Biden. (Youtube)

Chris Coons was until recently best known as the newly sworn-in U.S. Senator from Delaware who laughed and smiled while Vice President Joe Biden groped and attempted to kiss Coons’ 13-year-old daughter, Maggie.

While Sen. Coons ostensibly hasn’t much of a problem with Biden just inches away from criminal child molestation charges with his own daughter, he does have the presence of mind to beat a hasty retreat from false accusations against President Trump.

As reported b of The Washington Times, the Delaware senator appeared just days ago on the hard left-leaning MSNBC network claiming he had transcripts proving there was collusion “at the highest levels” of the Trump for President campaign with “Russian intelligence and senior Russian intelligence leaders including Vladimir Putin” to influence the recent presidential election.

As seen in the video below, Coons leveled his charge starting at the 2:50 mark of his Q and A with Andrea Mitchell. Yet at the end of the interview, Coons specified that while he’s never actually seen said proof, “I believe they exist.” Predictable, a breathless Mitchell thanked him for appearing on her show.

But as Richardson and Scarborough noted, the Blue Hen State senator figuratively ran away from his accusation less than 48 hours later.

As reported;

Sen. Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat, on Sunday walked back his bombshell declaration about transcripts showing Russia-Trump collusion, saying he had no proof such documents exist and apologizing for any “hyperventilating.”

“I have no hard evidence of collusion,” Mr. Coons told “Fox News Sunday.”

He said he was sorry for any misinterpretation of his comments, which blew up on social media after a Friday interview on MSNBC.

“So to the extent of those comments, they might be in some way misinterpreted as leading to sort of a hyperventilating attitude here in the Senate about this, I apologize for that,” Mr. Coons said. “That’s not what I was trying to do.”

But in a bizarre example of Washington swamp-speak;

At the same time, he said, “I am confident that intelligence exists that is relevant to this question. Not that says there is collusion, and proof of it, that’s not what I was trying to say.”

Mr. Senator, that’s exactly what you stated just 48 hours ago.


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