Carl Bernstein claimed on CNN last night that the FBI and Congress have a “serious belief” that there is an “active coverup” in the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian during the election.
The veteran newsman and Watergate legend, made the revelation while sparring with President Donald Trump’s former communications director Jason Miller about another ex-Trump adviser, Carter Page, who reportedly is suspected of working as a foreign operative for or colluded with the Russian government.
“Again, there is great evidence to prove that this minnow was pursued by the great sharks in the Trump campaign and by the Russian sharks,” Bernstein said in response to Miller’s false claim that Page had no role in the campaign.
CNN reported on Friday that Russia sought to infiltrate President Donald Trump’s campaign by using former foreign policy advisor Carter Page as an inside man.
“I want to go to something Jason Miller said about four reporters and anonymous sources, and I don’t want to belabor the example of Watergate, but in Watergate, in the stories we did at The Washington Post and also what the New York Times did, there was not a single quoted source, it was all reporting based on anonymous sources,” Bernstein continued. “Mr. Miller, tell me if indeed I am correct that you have often been an anonymous source, am I correct got that?”
Miller said he had once been a source but he attempted to claim that there was a difference.
“After eight months of them looking at this, including today’s story, including today’s story, there’s still nothing at the end of it,” Miller claimed. “There’s not one shred of evidence that says that the campaign and any foreign entity–”
Cooper jumped in to say that it isn’t unusual for a counter-intelligence investigation to go on for a while.
“Let me tell Mr. Miller something about what is going on,” Bernstein continued. “There is so far, as far as I know, from FBI sources, and sources on Capitol Hill, no there is a serious belief in the FBI, in the congressional committees, in the House and the Senate that there is an active cover-up going on involving trying to keep investigators from finding out what happened in terms of the Trump campaign, Trump associates, near the top of the campaign, and what happened in their associations with Russians.”
“But, Mr. Miller,” Bernstein continued. “You cannot keep going on with this fiction, that nothing occurred and nothing serious is being investigated. And one of the things that the Congressional committees are very concerned about as is the FBI is that they don’t have the resources to conduct a proper investigation, and the White House is taking advantage of it. There are only seven investigators, many of them part-time, in the Congressional investigation in the House, not many more in the Senate, and it’s a reason why the White House does not want a special prosecutor or a select committee of the House and Senate and why increasingly members of Congress do want it.”
Watch the segment below: