Well, that's an important revelation at this point. Let me ask you this. Does intelligence exist that can definitively answer the following question, whether there were improper contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials?
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 included in our report.
I understand that. But does it exist?
Not to my knowledge.
If it existed, it would have been in this report?
This could have unfolded or become available in the time since I left the government." Meet the Press 5 March 2017
You all probably know that I am not a big fan of the perjured former Director of National Intelligence, but this is interesting. Earlier in this interview Clapper says that there was no FISA court approval of a warrant to intercept Trump campaign communications. This contradicts other rumor/reporting that there were two attempts last year to obtain such a warrant. The first of these failed and the second was supposedly approved. Remember! A FISA court warrant IS NOT a warrant in a criminal investigation. A FISA court warrant is a permission to intercept communications in a suspected espionage or terrorism case. It is a vacuum cleaner that seeks information useful to intelligence analysis without regard to the admissibility of such information in a federal court.
In this quoted section of the MTP interview Clapper, who always seeks to cover his hindquarters, throws the Left's case for Russian/Trumpian collusion in the election "under the bus." pl