Beto O’Rourke says Trump colluded with Russia ‘beyond the shadow of a doubt’

Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke has said he thinks it is “beyond the shadow of a doubt” that President Trump colluded with Russia for the 2016 election.

He made the comment Saturday during a town hall event in Charleston, where he called impeachment an “absolute last resort,” but added: “You have a president who, in my opinion, beyond the shadow of a doubt, sought to—however ham-handedly—collude with the Russian government, a foreign power, to undermine and influence our elections.”

“It is beyond the shadow of a doubt that once in office, the president of the United States sought to obstruct justice – first, by firing the principal investigator into what had happened in the 2016 election and then, in the light of day, tweeting at his attorney general to stop the Russia investigation,” O’Rourke continued.

His comments come the morning after special counsel Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated report on Russia’s 2016 election meddling was delivered to Attorney General William Barr.

The New York Times reports, Mueller is said to have not recommended new indictments, but there is still intense speculation over the report’s assessment of Trump and his behavior in relation to the 2016 election.