Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) believes more information is needed before she can state definitively on President Donald Trump’s growing legal troubles.
On CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, host Jake Tapper asked Collins her opinion accusations that Trump personally instructed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to distribute hush money payments to two women to help protect his bid for the presidency.
Collins responded “We need to wait until we have the entire picture,”.
But Tapper didn’t let her go so easy.
The host said “I get that when it comes to the Russia investigation, “But when it comes to Michael Cohen, we kind of do have the whole picture.”
Tapper stated that prosecutors with the Southern District of New York and not just Cohen say the payments were not only campaign finance violations, but that they were made at the instruction of Trump.
Tapper noted “And now Michael Cohen is going to jail as a result of that and other crimes, “Don’t we have the whole picture there?”
The CNN host pushed the senator further, asking about the infamous audio tapes in which Cohen can obviously be heard discussing the aforementioned hush payments with Trump.
Collins again refused to answer the question rather, repeated her earlier line: “I don’t feel that I have the entire picture yet.”