After viewing the intel he has seen so far, House Intel Committee Democrat Joaquin Castro says he believes that Trump associates are going to jail.
On Tuesday, House Intelligence Committee member, Joaquin Castro (D-TX) appeared on CNN with Wolf Blitzer. And he went further than any of the Dems have gone so far. Castro said that, based on what he’s seen already, he believes that by the time this Russia investigation is all said and done people will be going to jail.
“I guess I would say this, that my impression is after all of this is said and done that some people end up in jail.”
“Really? And how high does that go and in your suspicion? That’s all we can call it right now.”
The Democrat answered, “Well, that’s yet to be determined.”
This is a big deal because Castro is not only saying that the intel is pointing to collusion, but also that he can’t tell how far up the criminal behavior goes. That means it’s possible for Trump himself to be implicated.
The rest of the surprising exchange went like this:
BLITZER: But you think some people are going to wind up in jail, not just one individual, but people plural.
CASTRO: That’s my impression.
BLITZER: You want to elaborate on that give us more? Because that is obviously a very intriguing statement.
CASTRO: I wish I could, but I can’t at this time.
BLITZER: You’re confident that some Trump associates will end up in jail.
CASTRO: If I were betting, yes.
BLITZER: Including some working in the new administration or people who worked or advised the president during the campaign or maybe during the transition?
CASTRO: As you can imagine, Wolf, I will have to comment on that later. But my impression is that people will probably be charged and probably go to jail.
BLITZER: Without sharing the evidence because I know it’s classified but do you believe there is enough evidence already, evidence that you’ve seen that would justify someone going to jail or some people going to jail?
CASTRO: If the claims hold up, most likely.
You're confident that some Trump associates will wind up in jail? Rep Castro: "If I was betting, I would say yes." https://t.co/BQaeNaKmcK
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