March 6, 2017
Former National Intelligence director James Clapper, who is affectionately (and sometimes not-so-affectionately) known to the public as “Goober Jim,” was on Meet the Press yesterday.
Big day for Meet the Press yesterday. They had Schumer, Rubio and this guy.
Bizarrely, Goober Jim claimed that although there is zero evidence linking Trump to a vast Russian conspiracy, he personally believes it anyway.
Poor Miss Kellyanne got crufified for mentioning “alternative facts” – a wrongly worded statement that referred to a different set of information – and yet someone like Goober Jim can come out with “we don’t need facts because we have faith” and no one blinks an eye.
I’m not sure why this is, but I assume it’s because the media is controlled by Jews.
And look – Chuck “Dude, Where’s My Chin?” Todd frames this in terms of Trump collaborating with the Russians directly, rather in terms of Russia “meddling” without Trump’s knowledge – but as it turns out, Clapper tacitly admits that there is no evidence for the latter accusation either.
Former US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ show that he is unaware of any evidence that the Russian government colluded with the Trump campaign during the US election, but still believes contacts existed.
“We didn’t include evidence in our report 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,” Clapper said, referring to a paper compiled by the NSA, FBI and CIA, together with the office of the DNI.
When asked if such proof even existed, he said: “Not to my knowledge.”
The show’s host, Chuck Todd, continued to press the issue, asking: “If [evidence] existed, it would have been in the report?”
Clapper answered that “this could have unfolded or become available in the time since I left the government. But at the time, we had no evidence of such collusion.”
Todd hinted that the public could start wondering if the situation is “all just smoke,” given the absence of a “smoking gun.”
“Well, that’s a good question. I don’t know,” Clapper responded. “I do think, though, it is in everyone’s interest, in the current president’s interests, in the Democrats’ interests, in the Republican interests, the country’s interest to get to the bottom of all of this, because it’s such a distraction. And certainly the Russians have to be chortling about the success of their efforts to sow dissension in this country.”
Clapper, however, still appeared unable to put his finger on where to look for any proof of the alleged “dissension-sowing.”
Asked if he still believed the Trump-Russia collusion claims, Clapper stated: “Yes, I do.”
Clapper is not the first to face questions over the issue of any substantial proof – or the lack thereof – of the Trump-Russia allegations.
At the end of February, the House Intelligence Committee chief, Rep. Devin Nunes, told journalists that they “still haven’t seen any evidence” of “any phone calls [between the Trump campaign and Russian officials]” but mysteriously added: “It doesn’t mean they don’t exist.”
What a weird series of words.
I mean, in a sane world, this story would have the headline “Crazy Old Man Can’t Accept the Cold War Ended, Accuses President of Being a KGB Agent” and would be in the “weird news” section next to “Hunka-Hunka Burning Latex Glove: Catlady Claims ‘Alien Elvis’ Gave Her an Anal Probe.”
But that is not the world we live in.
In the world we live in, the media and the entire Democratic establishment – as well as a good portion of the Republican Establishment – is arguing that “Russian interference in the 2016 election” is an objective and established fact. Then the one guy who would hopefully know if that was true or not comes out and says it isn’t an established fact at all – in any sense – and there is no evidence to support the theory, but he believes it anyway.
Clapper is also condemning Trump for saying Obama wiretapped him. But if he cares so little about reality that he is willing to spread an absurd conspiracy theory while admitting he has no evidence, why would we believe him about anything?