Yates, Clapper Reaffirm: No Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion

The former acting attorney general and the former director of national intelligence on Monday offered testimony before a Senate subcommittee that was very damaging to Russia and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn but not so harmful to President Donald Trump. Democrats long had been waiting for testimony from Sally Yates, who ran the Department of Justice in the early days of the Trump administration. But while Yates testified about her concerns regarding Flynn’s discussions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, she offered no evidence to support the central conclusion that progressives hope to reach — that Trump or his associates colluded with Russian agents to tip the 2016 presidential election. “What I don’t get is how the FBI can have a counter-intelligence investigation suggesting collusion and you as dir of nat intel not know about it and the FBI sign on to a report basically saying there is no collusion.” James Clapper, director of national intelligence under former President Barack

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