Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has admitted that there is absolutely no evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia.
Speaking on “This Week” on Sunday morning, Clapper was forced to admit that the DNI failed to find any evidence of a Russian-Trump relationship.
James Clapper: At the time I left office I had no evidence available to me that there was collusion. But that’s not necessarily exculpatory since I did not know the state of the investigation or the content.
Breitbart.com reports: He also said that his March 5 statement to Meet the Press that he had not seen any evidence of collusion had been made before former FBI Director James Comey had testified to Congress about the investigation.
“I can’t refute it and I can’t confirm it,” Clapper said.
(In his testimony on March 20, Comey would not answer whether there was evidence of collusion or coordination, but merely said the FBI was investigating that.)
Tapper never asked Clapper whether he had come under pressure, since making his March 5 statement, to back away from his initial conclusions.
Another former senior Obama administration official had likewise said there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
Former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell said on March 16: “On the question of the Trump campaign conspiring with the Russians here, there is smoke, but there is no fire, at all.”
A front-page New York Times report on Inauguration Day revealed that there were ongoing investigations into three Trump aids, but added that there was “no conclusive evidence of wrongdoing.”