Bob Woodward som i disse dager utgir boken Fear: Trump in the White House, sier han ikke fant noe tegn på Russian collusion, selv om han prøvde. Hardt.
“Did you Bob Woodward hear anything in your research or your interviews that sounded like espionage or collusion?” conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt asked Woodward during an interview.
“I did not. Of course I looked for it, looked for it hard,” replied Woodward.
Woodward lot muligheten stå åpen for at Bob Mueller har et trumfkort han ennå ikke har vist.
“We’re going to see what Mueller has,” Woodward said.
“[Former Trump attorney John Dowd] may be right. He has something that Dowd and the president don’t know about — a secret witness, or somebody who has changed their testimony. As you know, that often happens and that can break open or turn a case,” the reporter continued.
“But you’ve seen no collusion?” Hewitt asked.
“I have not,” said Woodward.
Men det er ikke det Dowd har sagt. Dowd stilte opp for Mueller og forsynte hans team med 1,4 million dokumenter. Mot slutten ble Dowd bekymret for at Mueller kan ha utnyttet hans samarbeidsvilje. Han lot det stå åpent om Mueller hadde noe på Trump som ingen visste om. Men det er noe ganske annet enn å tro det.
Dowd is quoted extensively throughout the book saying that there was no evidence of collusion. Toward the end of his tenure, Dowd became worried that Mueller had taken advantage of his cooperation with the investigation. Dowd, who adamantly opposed Trump testifying to Mueller, left open the possibility that the special counsel had a secret piece of evidence he did not know about.