As America begins to reemerge from the cocoon of coronavirus, we are surfacing to a crisp, new air in Washington DC. The stagnant, swampy air has been replaced, chuffed away by the steam engine exhaust of the Trump Train.
And when that populist locomotive pulled into The Beltway, some of the rats went scattering. Others began hatching a plan they conceived long ago to set ol’ Donny up. They pushed to delegitimize him through some cooked up Russian collusion story, and they used the full weight of the Obama administration to do so.
Now, that story is unraveling...and swiftly.
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper admitted to the House Intelligence Committee in July 2017 that he was not aware of any direct evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
In a closed-door session on July 17, 2017, Clapper told the committee: “I never saw any direct empirical evidence that the Trump campaign or someone in it was plotting/conspiring with the Russians to meddle with the election.”
Those comments reflect what Clapper told NBC’s Chuck Todd on Meet the Press on March 5, 2017, when he said that the Intelligence Community assessment of Russian interference in the 2016 election did not include evidence of collusion with the Trump campaign.
But Clapper added that it “could have unfolded or become available in the time since I left the government.”
This is far from the sort of thing that clapper and his cronies were spouting on CNN and elsewhere as they attempted to sow the seeds of doubt about Donald Trump’s legitimacy.
You know what they say about payback…