Reuters: Watergate 'pales' compared with Trump-Russia: former U.S. intelligence head
The Watergate scandal pales in comparison to events in Washington surrounding U.S. President Donald Trump and alleged links between his campaign and Russia, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said on Wednesday.
Clapper questioned Trump's continued pro-Russian stance, saying his sharing of intelligence with Russia "reflect either ignorance or disrespect, and either is very problematic".
"I think if you compare the two that Watergate pales, really, in my view, compared to what we're confronting now," Clapper told reporters in Canberra, Australia's capital.
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WNU Editor: Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper provides no evidence .... he just throws out the allegation. And the result .... the media just cannot contain themselves .... they are now all excited and are waiting for the next person (maybe James Comey tomorrow) to prove this allegation. My prediction .... the media/never Trumpers/progressives/Democrats .... they are all going to be disappointed tomorrow.
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