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Romney: 'No evidence' Ukraine meddled in 2016 election


Added 12-03-19 01:58:02pm EST - “Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said on Tuesday that he has seen no evidence that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election, contradicting some of his GOP colleagues.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Romney: 'No evidence' Ukraine meddled in 2016 election”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyJuan Williams: Stephen Miller must be fired Impeachment will make some Senate Republicans squirm Trump uses Camp David to schmooze GOP lawmakers as impeachment vote looms MORE (R-Utah) said on Tuesday that he has seen no evidence that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election, contradicting some of his GOP colleagues.

“I saw no evidence from our intelligence community nor from the representatives today from the Department of State that there is any evidence of any kind that suggests Ukraine interfered in our elections,” Romney told reporters after a hearing with State Department officials.

Romney’s comments come after Sen. John KennedyJohn Neely KennedyMORE (R-La.) sparked backlash for saying on "Meet the Press" on Sunday that Ukraine meddled in 2016. Kennedy, questioned by reporters in the Capitol, pointed to multiple news articles on the subject.

"I based my comments to Chuck [Todd] on the reporting in the Politico magazine, on reporting in the Financial Times, The Economist, the Washington Examiner," Kennedy told reporters on Monday. "You can get copies if you'd like from the office." 

Romney, asked about the claims from some of his colleagues, declined to rebut individual senators. But he appeared to break with Kennedy indirectly, noting that some lawmakers are basing their ideas on the press.

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