Clapper: It's getting 'harder and harder to believe' Trump didn't know about Russia contacts

Source: The Hill | June 19, 2018 | Brooke Seipel

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says it’s getting more difficult for him to believe that President Trump didn’t know about at least some of his campaign’s contacts with Russians during the 2016 presidential election.

“With each subsequent revelation of yet another meeting between someone from the Trump camp and Russians, it gets harder and harder to believe that he didn’t know about at least some of them,” Clapper told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room” Monday. “Just statistically, it’s illogical. … It’s difficult for me to believe that he didn’t know about some of these meetings.” 

Clapper’s comments come after it was revealed this week that former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone met with a Russian man ahead of the 2016 election who offered dirt on Hillary Clinton in exchange for $2 million from Trump. 

Clapper said the revelation fell into a pattern of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia, similar to the famous Trump Tower meeting in June of 2016. 


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