Appearing on Morning Joe, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked “what does Vladimir Putin have on President Trump personally, politically, financially, in any way, that he would choose Putin’s words, what Putin said over the intelligence community?”
DailyCaller reports House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked Wednesday what Russian President Vladimir Putin might “have on President [Donald] Trump” for Trump to once side with Putin over the U.S. intelligence community.
Pelosi raised the conspiracy theory when responding to MSNBC host Joe Scarborough’s reference to the release of a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report. The document says the intelligence community was correct in its assessment that Russia meddled in the 2016 United States federal election to support Trump, a contention that Trump disputed.
“Well, I’m not surprised. As a member of the [intelligence group] Gang of Eight, I watched this whole investigation proceed and the rest,” Pelosi told Scarborough on “Morning Joe.”
“It leads you to the question: what does Vladimir Putin have on President Trump personally, politically, financially, in any way, that he would choose Putin’s words, what Putin said over the intelligence community?”
Scarborough did not challenge Pelosi’s suggestion.
Pelosi also suggested that any assertions that Ukraine participated in election interference was an attempt to “divert any culpability away from the Russians. Something is very wrong there,” she said.
“This is shameful and it really gives lie to what the president has said. We must start … to insist on the truth with the president.”