White House passersby have mixed feelings about President Trump as the probe continues into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: White House passersby have mixed feelings about President Donald Trump and the probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. "I would like for them to get some firm proof more so than these drips of information that come out, but I definitely think there is something there," Janine Lairmore, a visitor from Rhode Island, tells Reuters. "I just think there's been too many drips. I think obviously if there's smoke, there's fire." Ine Prenen and Christophe are visiting from Belgium and believe Russia was involved during the 2016 U.S. election. "I am convinced that somebody tried to come up with a lot of fake news and probably Russia was one of them," Prenen said. "I also think it's quite strange that a campaign team doesn't realize that it's strange to talk to a foreign country when it's concerning politics and the national elections," Christophe said. Lawrence Ebner, a local private lawyer, thinks the Russia investigation is 'overblown'. "I think that the Russian investigation is probably something that is not only one-sided, but probably very overblown," Ebner said. "The Democrats are are doing everything they can to reverse the results of the election and their allies in the mainstream media are doing everything they can to help that effort." Jill Guthrie, a school teacher from Dallas, wants transparency but is not sure what to think. "I'm a school teacher at heart so I look at all sides and really investigate everything," Guthrie said. "I just want people to be above board and transparent and do all their dealings honestly and he may be, but I don't know."