James Clapper is doubling down on his comments yesterday, saying the Comey hearing reinforced his belief that the investigation into allegations that Trump colluded with Russia is far bigger than Watergate.
I don’t know what hearing Clapper was watching today or how drowsy he was when he was watching it, but the one I saw was actually favorable to Trump, especially with regard to the Russia probe.
Even Chris Matthews admitted as much today, which we posted on earlier.
But even before the hearing the whole Watergate comparison was absurd. I know Trump has said things publically that are weird when it comes to some foreign countries like Russia and China, and we’ve documented them in the past. But thus far, even with this big hearing today, no solid evidence has come out that remotely proves that he ever colluded with Russia.
I get that Clapper doesn’t like Trump and was insulted by Trump’s negative characterizations of the intelligence community last year. Totally understandable. But I think he’s letting that cloud his judgement, so much so that he sounds like a loon when he makes these statements.