Clapper on Russia: Obama Was the One ‘Who Tasked Us To Do that Intelligence Community Assessment’

‘President Obama directly and personally confronted Putin about the Russian interference in September’

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CLAPPER: “First, I wonder if she was conflating or confusing collusion, whatever that is, with the Russian interference. Certainly those of us that she named, John Brennan and Jim Comey and I are part of the group that were tasked by President Obama to put together all the reporting we had on the Russian interference. Which we did. President Obama directly and personally confronted Putin about the Russian interference in September, and did not accept at face value Putin’s protestations. John Brennan directly did the same thing with his counterpart on October 7th of ‘16. We put out a statement. I say we, Jeh Johnson and I put out a statement, pretty forthright one, warning of the Russian interference in our election. This is a month before the election, which unfortunately got drowned out by the “Access Hollywood” tape revelation. On December 29th, the administration issued a series of sanctions.” 

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