In the first two parapgraphs in this article in The Intercept the words "no evidence are used twice;
FROM MSNBC POLITICS shows to town hall meetings across the country, the overarching issue for the Democratic Party’s base since Trump’s victory has been Russia, often suffocating attention for other issues. This fixation has persisted even though it has no chance to sink the Trump presidency unless it is proven that high levels of the Trump campaign actively colluded with the Kremlin to manipulate the outcome of the U.S. election — a claim for which absolutely no evidence has thus far been presented.The principal problem for Democrats is that so many media figures and online charlatans are personally benefiting from feeding the base increasingly unhinged, fact-free conspiracies...that there are now millions of partisan soldiers absolutely convinced of a Trump/Russia conspiracy for which, at least as of now, there is no evidence...The latest official to throw cold water on the MSNBC-led circus is President Obama’s former acting CIA chief Michael Morell. What makes him particularly notable in this context is that Morell was one of Clinton’s most vocal CIA surrogates.
Morell Obama's former acting CIA chief and a previous Clinton backer who claimed that Trump was a duped Putin puppet went on to say this:
“There’s no little campfire, there’s no little candle, there’s no spark. And there’s a lot of people looking for it.”
James Clapper the article points out has recently said similar things. In fact Democrats and their apparatchiks have been backing away from this at such a surprising rate that one has to wonder if perhaps there's some solid evidence being compiled that Trump's recent accusation about being wiretapped by the Obama administration. Either the Democrats are hoping that backing off becomes a tit-for-tat let's drop the whole issue exchange. Perhaps Democrats have just become concerned about former president Obama's squeaky clean image among Obama purists and don't want to taint his legacy with by trading blows on issues where there's no evidence for them to continue on the Trump Russia connection. Or, maybe it's just the truth finally sinking in.