After Years of Deep State Spying… James Clapper Admits No ‘Smoking Gun’ Evidence of Russian Collusion
Guest post by Mike LaChance at American Lookout:
Every week, the left’s narrative about Russia stealing the election for Trump gets weaker and weaker. Obama’s intelligence director James Clapper admitted recently that he still hasn’t seen any real evidence.
The Daily Caller reports:
Clapper: No ‘Smoking Gun’ Evidence Of Collusion
James Clapper, the former director of National Intelligence, said he has not seen “smoking gun” or “direct” evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.
“I saw no smoking-gun evidence of collusion before I left the government, and I still haven’t,” Clapper told Vox in an interview Thursday to promote his new book, “Facts and Fears: Hard Truths From a Life in Intelligence.” “There is a lot of circumstantial evidence and reasons to be suspicious, but no smoking gun as of yet.”
Clapper did say he was interested in the number of contacts between members of the Trump campaign and people linked to the Russian government. He wrote in “Facts and Fears” that “the dashboard warning lights were all lit.”
“I certainly wondered about [collusion] when I saw the frequency of meetings between people in the Trump campaign and people with ties to the Russian government,” said Clapper, who now works as a CNN analyst.
This entire affair was about the inability of the Democrats to admit that they lost the 2016 election.
They had to make it about something bigger to explain their embarrassing loss.