Despite denials from some top intelligence officials that there was any evidence of collusion between associates of Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russian operatives while Moscow tried to interfere with the 2016 election, Rep. Adam Schiff on Sunday defended the House Intelligence Committee continuing to look into the matter, NBC News reported.
Schiff, D-Calif., told "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd, "there is circumstantial evidence of collusion. There is direct evidence I think of deception and that's where we begin the investigation."
"There is certainly enough for us to conduct an investigation," he added.
James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence under President Obama, denied that any evidence of such collusion existed while he oversaw the work of U.S. intelligence agencies during in interviewo on "Meet the Press" two weeks ago.