Maxine Waters: 'I Believe' Trump-Putin Conspiracy, But 'I Don't Have the Facts to Prove It'

Brittany M. Hughes | December 18, 2019
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Ah, Rep. Maxine Waters. Ever proving that while the lights may be on, the house is definitely empty.

Waters, perhaps best known for inserting her foot directly into her piehole in the regular, maintains that she somehow knows Trump and Putin conspired to rig the 2016 presidential election -- even though she “[doesn’t] have the facts to prove it.”

“I had done some research, and I knew about [Trump’s] alignment with Putin, I knew about Manafort and what the relationship was and the fact that he had been sent there by Putin, in essence, to head up the president’s campaign,” Waters told CNN’s Erin Burnett.

“Because I believe, even though I don’t have the facts to prove it, I believe that Putin wanted to lift the sanctions,” she said. “He’s always wanted to lift these sanctions that were placed on him because of his interfering with, and incursion into, Crimea. And so I believe that they wanted to elect President Trump and Trump — I will always believe this — that he agreed that if he got elected that he would lift those sanctions. He would like to do it; he’s not been able to do it, but when [Republicans] talk about, ‘we’re just making things up’ and he talks about this as a ‘witch hunt,’ there are too many facts.”

“If they want to say we just don’t like him, they don’t really care about what happens to this democracy,” she said. “They don’t have an appreciation for the Constitution and the fact that the Constitution gives us the responsibility to impeach when we see this president or any president who is not good for the country, who’s undermining our country, who’s putting us in danger, who’s aligning himself with a foreign country to interfere in our election. Those are facts.”

Facts. Just, not ones that Waters actually has, apparently.