Ex-Fox News reporter’s surprise statement: ‘Trump team colluded with Russians in 2016 – and they are still colluding’

A former Fox News Channel reporter is accusing President Trump of colluding with Russia and “enabling” cyberattacks.

Former Fox News chief political correspondent Carl Cameron warned in a series of interviews with Think Progress that not only did the Trump team collude with Russia during the election but claimed it is still going on now.

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“The Trump team were colluding with the Russians in 2016 – and they are still colluding,” Cameron said in interviews with Think Progress’ Joe Romm, published on July 15.

He warned that Trump is enabling cyberattacks when he uses terms like “witch hunt” and “hoax.”

“Whenever the President denies the entire idea of Russian interference in U.S. elections — and labels investigations into such interference a hoax or witch hunt, he is enabling the biggest cyberattack in U.S. history,” he said.

“We need a Cabinet-level effort to coordinate an aggressive response to these attacks—not a White House who dismisses and ignores this grave threat to the very heart of our democracy,” he added.

The report on the interviews was published just as Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki and days after 12 Russian officials were indicted by the Department of Justice for Russian meddling.

Cameron told Think Progress that the cyberattack isn’t over, warning “the exact same type of Russian cyberattacks on the United States are ongoing.”

The long-time Fox News correspondent covered the Trump campaign for Fox News and reported on every presidential campaign for the network starting in 1996, right after he was hired. The 56-year-old retired from journalism in 2017.

Cameron is now Chief Communications Officer at New Frontier Data where Think Progress’ Joe Romm is an adviser.

Frieda Powers

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