Sputnik: Clapper: Russians ‘Genetically Driven’ to Interfere in Elections
WASHINGTON — Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Sunday said that his "dashboard warning light was clearly on" when asked about whether he knew about communications between Russians and White House senior adviser and President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.
"I have to say that, without specifically affirming or confirming these conversations — since, even though they're in the public realm, they're still classified — just from a theoretical standpoint, I will tell you that my dashboard warning light was clearly on and I think that was the case with all of us in the intelligence community, very concerned about the nature of these approaches to the Russians," Clapper said during an exclusive interview on NBC's "Meet The Press."
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Update: James Clapper on Trump-Russia Ties: ‘My Dashboard Warning Light Was Clearly On’ (NBC).
WNU Editor: His remarks that the Russians are "genetically" driven is at the 3:35 mark in the above video. The key paragraph ....
.... "If you put that in context with everything else we knew the Russians were doing to interfere with the election, and just the historical practices of the Russians, who typically, almost genetically, [are] driven to co-opt, penetrate, gain favor, whatever, which is a typical Russian technique. So we were concerned."
I do not know how to respond to this .... and this is a former Director of National Intelligence?!?!?!
In this same interview former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says that his "dashboard warning light was on" .... after listening to him for the past few months, as well as former CIA Director Brennan, former National Security adviser Susan Rice, and former FBI Director Comey .... my "dashboard warning light" is telling me that these individuals were either directly or indirectly spying on the Trump team during the election .... and even after the election. And speaking of Jared Kushner .... it looks like the media's big Jared Jushner story that he had spear-headed a back channel to Russia may have a problem .... What Is the Washington Post Hiding About Its Jared Kushner Story? (Daily Caller). As to what is my take on this Jared Kushner story .... President Obama tried numerous times to open up back-channels with Russia (and vice versa) .... Inside Obama’s Secret Outreach to Russia (Josh Rogin, Bloomberg) .... so why all the sudden the focus on Kushner doing the same thing but never on President Obama. Media bias you say?