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Thu May 7, 2020, 08:03 PM

Conservative twitter on fire about this 2017 testimony by Clapper




The MAGAt's and fellow travelers are trying to frame things that this supports the whole "Russia hoax" theory.

Before you scold me, note that this is in the PROPAGANDA DEBUNKING group..... hence it's probably bullshit or out of context.

Thank you.


eta: context maybe ?

Journalist Matt Taibbi recounts in Rolling Stone magazine that Clapper was questioned about evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during a March 2017 appearance on the television program Meet The Press.

Chuck Todd asked: Were there 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…
CHUCK TODD: I understand that. But does it exist?
JAMES CLAPPER: Not to my knowledge.
Todd pressed him to elaborate.
CHUCK TODD: If [evidence of collusion] 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.
This is the former Director of National Intelligence telling all of us that as of 12:01 a.m. on January 20th, when he left government, the intelligence agencies had no evidence of collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and the government of Vladimir Putin's Russia.[96]


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Clapper#Views_on_Russia_and_Russians

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 08:07 PM

1. I remember Clapper to maintain that story the whole time around 2016 on CNN/MSNBC.

I think he left his post when Trump took office and so Clapper was not able to follow up with any new information about the investigation. Clapper knowledge is only up to the start of the investigation, as far as I remember. He had no information about how the investigation went.

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Thu May 7, 2020, 08:09 PM

2. so what? Clapper is not all knowing of all evidence and investigations in the entire exec branch.

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Thu May 7, 2020, 08:16 PM

3. Defense trickery...

... they do it all the time. They get someone under oath and ask, "Are you personally aware of any phone calls between President Trump and Stormy Daniels?" "No." "Did you ever see them in bed together?" "No." "In a hotel room?" "No." "In any room... anywhere at ANY TIME?" "No." "DID YOU SEE THEM ANYWHERE ON THE PLANET TOGETHER???" "No." "So, as far as you know, President Trump and Stormy Daniels NEVER MET! I rest my case."

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