Revealed this week about RussiaGate:
Everything the MSM told you was a lie
Everything Congressional Democrats told you was a lie
Everything the "Intelligence Community" told you was a lie
Everything we told you about the Russia Hoax was the Truth
Nobody on the left cares
— Carpe Donktum🔹 (@CarpeDonktum) May 9, 2020
Transcripts of interviews from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia reveal that former Obama administration officials had no “empirical evidence” of collusion. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff released the documents under significant pressure from Republicans. The transcripts show that Obama officials never saw evidence of collusion, coordination, or conspiracy, despite alleged concerns and suspicions about these things.
“I never saw any direct empirical evidence that the Trump campaign or someone in it was plotting/conspiring with the Russians to meddle with the election,” testified former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper in 2017. “That’s not to say that there weren’t concerns about the evidence we were seeing, anecdotal evidence. … But I do not recall any instance where I had direct evidence.”
“I am not in possession of anything—I am not in possession and didn’t read or absorb information that came from out of the intelligence community,” said former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, in response to the same question.
“To the best of my recollection, there wasn’t anything smoking, but there were some things that gave me pause,” said Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice with regard to conspiracy. “I don’t recall intelligence that I would consider evidence to that effect that I saw…conspiracy prior to my departure.”
When asked if she ever saw evidence of coordination, she answered, “I don’t recall any intelligence or evidence to that effect.” She gave the same answer when asked about collusion.
Obama’s former Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes also had nothing. “I wouldn’t have received any information on any criminal or counterintelligence investigations into what the Trump campaign was doing, so I would not have seen that information,” he said. “I saw indications of potential coordination, but I did not see, you know, the specific evidence of the actions of the Trump campaign.”