During a weekend interview, Democrat lawmaker Eric Swalwell, one of the most prominent propagators of the now-debunked “Russian collusion” theory, said that, despite the results of the Mueller probe having vindicated President Trump, he was unswayed.
“The president acts on Russia’s behalf,” said Swalwell, “I don’t need to see the Mueller report for that.”
Fox News host Neil Cavuto pressed Swalwell, “You don’t care what the Mueller report says because you’ve drawn your own conclusions,” the California Democrat replied, “I care deeply what the report says,” but implied the results were inaccurate.
Swalwell went on to make further allegations against President Trump’s children, regarding the now-infamous “Trump Tower Meeting.”
Following the conclusion of the lengthy Mueller investigation, the recently-submitted results have proven to be a major black eye for Democrats such as Swalwell, and others who have focused on the “Russian collusion” narrative for the duration of the Trump presidency.
From The Daily Caller:
Democratic California Rep. Eric Swalwell said Saturday afternoon the contents of the Mueller report will not change his mind about his thoughts on President Donald Trump working as an agent for Russia.
“If that report says that the president was not a Russian agent, congressman, would you say the president is not a Russian agent?” Swalwell was asked by Fox News Channel’s Neil Cavuto.
Swalwell responded, “The president acts on Russia’s behalf. I don’t need to see the Mueller report for that.”
“Then you don’t care what the report says because you’ve drawn your own conclusions,” said Cavuto.
Swalwell objected, saying, “Oh no, I care deeply what the report says.”
Cavuto interjected, “No, you don’t. You don’t care what the Mueller report says because you’ve drawn your own conclusions, right?”
Swalwell explained, “I care what the report says. I am telling you that there is a difference between what you can prove beyond a reasonable doubt and wrongdoing that we all have seen just because you are off scot-free for a crime doesn’t mean you didn’t do something wrong and I think you would agree with that.”
Cavuto replied, “But we don’t know if that’s the case. You’ve already said it.”
The California Democrat said he did not need to see the Mueller report “to see that the president’s kids met with the Russians in Trump Tower.”