On Sunday, former director of national intelligence, James Clapper denied the existence of any wiretapping of Trump Tower prior to the election.
“Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd asked Clapper if he could confirm or deny if the rumored FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) order existed. Clapper replied, “I can deny it.”
“There was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president … the president-elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign,” Clapper continued.
Todd went on to ask Clapper if there was any evidence that the Trump campaign had colluded with the Russian government to influence the election.
“Not to my knowledge,” Clapper said. “We did not include anything in our report … that had any reflect of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and the Russians. There was no evidence of that included in our report,” he said. “We had no evidence of such collusion.”
Clapper, who stated that he still believes the Russians interfered in the U.S. election to help Donald Trump, also said, “It would be very healthy to completely clear the air on this subject” as getting to the bottom of the issues is important “because it’s such a distraction.”
H/T: NBC News
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