James Clapper Knew In 2016 There Was No Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion
James Clapper, who was Barack Obama’s director of national intelligence, had access to all the evidence collected about any Russian interference when the investigation began in July 2016. We now know that there was absolutely no evidence linking anyone in Trump’s campaign to Russian Collusion. Clapper even said as much on Meet the Press in March 2017.
At the time, already, neither the National Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, or Central Intelligence Agency had collected “evidence” regarding “improper contacts” between Trump and Russia.
Check out what Clapper stated:
CHUCK TODD: Does intelligence exist that can definitively answer the following question, whether there were improper contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials?
JAMES CLAPPER: We did not include any evidence in our report, and I say, ‘our,’ that’s N.S.A., F.B.I. and C.I.A., with my office, the Director of National Intelligence, that had anything, that had any reflection of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and the Russians. There was no evidence of that included in our report.
CHUCK TODD: I understand that. But does it exist?
JAMES CLAPPER: Not to my knowledge.
CHUCK TODD: If it existed, it would have been in this report?
JAMES CLAPPER: This could have unfolded or become available in the time since I left the government.
CHUCK TODD: At some–
JAMES CLAPPER: But at the time, we had no evidence of such collusion.
So why… I just say…why?
The Federalist asks the same question…why?
So, President Obama’s top intelligence official and a man with access to FBI, CIA, and NSA surveillance on President Trump’s campaign stated categorically that no evidence existed of “any reflection of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and the Russians.” This was two months before Rosenstein appointed Mueller special counsel, and Clapper’s knowledge dated into 2017. So why did Rosenstein appoint Mueller?
Furthermore, the intelligence gathered for the reports Clapper referenced was compiled in 2016 and resulted in assessments of confidence, not any guarantees or certainty of the Russians even hacking the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Clapper’s referenced joint Department of Homeland Security and FBI report begins with an actual warranty disclaimer:
DISCLAIMER: This report is provided ‘as is’ for informational purposes only. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not provide any warranties of any kind regarding any information contained within. DHS does not endorse any commercial product or service referenced in this advisory or otherwise.
(Sincerely, read the whole article at The Federalist! It is eye opening!)
Why was there even a special investigation to start with? Now in hindsight, “We the People” really know, but obviously plenty of people within, and from, the Obama administration had a pretty good clue this whole time, INCLUDING Clapper, that there was no collusion!
Why was there ever an investigation? Because it was an effort to undermine a national election from within, not Russia!
The infamous Steele dossier is linked directly to Hillary Clinton. That we know. It was opposition research, used to get a FISA warrant. It has been proven to be false.
Clapper knew that too! They all knew it!
We need every one of them under oath. We need a 2 years special investigation, digging hard. I believe it is coming!
I want to see James Clapper up front!