An intelligence community official said President Donald Trump will "die in prison" after the FBI acquired new evidence linking the president's campaign to Russia.
Top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, said there is “more than circumstantial evidence now” suggesting that Trump may have been in communication with Russia during the 2016 presidential race, Inquisitr reported.
“I can tell you that the case is more than that,” Schiff said during an interview with MSNBC on March 22, reports Politico. “And I can’t go into the particulars, but there is more than circumstantial evidence now.”
Schiff's comments come two days after FBI Director James Comey confirmed his bureau is actively investigating Trump for involvement with Russia during his campaign.
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U.S. intelligence sources said the FBI has evidence of such communications, indicating that associates of Trump's campaign communicated with suspected Russian operatives to sabotage his opponent, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, CNN reported.
The reports have some intelligence officials convinced that Trump could be facing jail time for his role in the alleged scandal. Former NSA analyst John Schindler took to Twitter to comment on the chances.
"Now we go nuclear. IC war going to new levels," Schindler tweeted on Feb. 15. "Just got an EM fm senior IC friend, it began: 'He will die in jail.'"
Several Twitter users responded to Schindler's tweet.
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"I don't even care if this is substantiated yet, it's deliciously satisfying to think of that orange buffoon rotting in lock-up!" tweeted former Trump model Ariane Bellamar.
Reactions to the claim were mixed.
"Intentional leaks by the IC involving classified information is incredibly dangerous and goes against what the IC stands for," wrote one Twitter user.
"They could start by upholding const law they swore oath to," wrote another. "Where were they durng Obamas lawless rein?"
During the 2016 presidential race, hacking site WikiLeaks published several damaging emails from Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta, and the Democratic National Committee, Inquisitr reported.
Several reports have alleged that Trump's campaign worked with Russian agents to coordinate the release of the emails through WikiLeaks.
Newly appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently came under fire after The Washington Post reported that during his confirmation hearing to become attorney general he did not disclose his two meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
“I’m not aware of any of those activities,” Sessions said when asked about what he would do if he discovered that anyone from the Trump campaign was in communication with Russia.
“I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians," he added.