In a poor and feeble attempt to justify his claim that Russia did not influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump and his minions in the White House often reference James Clapper’s initial statement that he saw no evidence of collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign.
Of course, Clapper also said that he was not privy to all the information and could not make any conclusion on the matter, but Trump and his minions continue quoting Clapper as the final say in the Russia/Trump investigation.
At no other time in Trump’s presidency was Clapper so referenced as this past week. After Trump admitted that he fired the FBI Director because of the agency’s ongoing investigation into his 2016 campaign, Trump and his minions in the White House invoked Clapper’s name… bigley! So it was refreshing to hear Clapper smack his name out of their mouths by saying loud and clear, that Trump and his minions are actively trying to destroy Americas’ Institutions.
“I think in many ways our institutions are under assault both externally,” Clapper said in a Sunday morning interview on CNN, “…and I think as well our institutions are under assault internally.”
“Internally from the president?” CNN host Jake Tapper asked. “Exactly,” Clapper replied.