The Hill: Clapper notes 'curious pattern' of Russian deaths
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said there is a “curious pattern” of deaths of opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin who have questioned or challenged his role.
“Well, this obviously has been a curious pattern,” Clapper told host Jake Tapper Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Clapper said intelligence officials have not been able to gather enough evidence to prove the claim by many critics that Putin has opponents killed.
“We have had difficulty, though, in actually generating an evidentiary trail that could equate convincingly and compellingly in a court of law a direct connection between certain figures that have been eliminated who apparently ran afoul of Putin,” he added.
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WNU Editor: This is old news .... this blog brought it up months ago and I explained why it is a non-story .... Is There A Covert Campaign To Murder Russian Diplomats And Officials? (February 28, 2017). As for former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper remarks that he sees a trend of Russian deaths linked to Putin .... this is nonsense. Dozens of people who worked for and/or knew the Clintons have died mysteriously over the past few years .... 'Clinton Death List': 33 Spine-tingling cases (WND) .... does that mean the Clintons (or someone close to them) are having these people killed? Of course not. People are dying all the time, and unless James Clapper has evidence (which he admits that he does not have) .... making these claims is not going to help the conversation except one .... and this si why he said it .... push the anti-Russia narrative and try to tie President Trump to it.