The former ethics lawyer for George W. Bush believes the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia has uncovered evidence of treason.
Richard Painter, who joined a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of President Donald Trump's foreign business ties, tweeted a link late Wednesday to a McClatchy report on a federal investigation into whether U.S. right-wing websites coordinated with Russian operatives to attack Hillary Clinton.
"(The) FBI uncovering evidence of treason," Painter said. "There is no other word for it."
FBI uncovering evidence of treason. There is no other word for it. https://t.co/JLY7KZfQIY— Richard W. Painter (@Richard W. Painter)1490241493.0
Painter also agreed with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) that an independent commission or select committee was needed to investigate possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
"Senator McCain is right – Congress has no credibility in undertaking the Trump-Russia investigation," Painter tweeted.
Senator McCain is right – Congress has no credibility in undertaking the Trump-Russia investigation https://t.co/2YcbdFuI2f— Richard W. Painter (@Richard W. Painter)1490228442.0