Susan Rice came clean in bombshell transcripts released by the House Intel Committee as did many other Obama officials.
Rice and Clapper and Ben Rhodes among others testified under oath they saw no direct evidence of Trump Russia collusion.
Wow – that is not the tune they were singing or should I say selling in the media for the last three years. Disgraceful – people need to go to jail.
“I never saw any direct empirical evidence that the Trump campaign or someone in it was plotting or conspiring with the Russians to meddle with the election,” Clapper said.
“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,” Clapper added.
Additionally, Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice was asked by former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) during a hearing with the committee in September of 2017 if she had seen any “actual coordination between the campaign” in her “official capacity” in the previous administration.
Rice responded, “To the best of my recollection, there wasn’t anything smoking, but there were some things that gave me pause.”
She earlier had answered a similar question if she recalled seeing any evidence that suggested Trump “conspired” with Russia “to interfere with or influence the 2016 election.”
Rice said, “I don’t recall intelligence that I would consider evidence to that effect that I saw prior – of conspiracy prior to my departure.”
She was then asked if she saw any evidence that would suggest Trump’s campaign colluded or coordinated with Russia, in which she said it was the same answer, that she does not “recall intelligence or evidence to that effect.”
Ben Rhodes, the former deputy national security adviser, in October of 2017, was similarly asked by Gowdy if he saw any evidence of collusion, to which he answered, “I wouldn’t have received any information of any criminal or counterintelligence investigations into what the Trump campaign was doing, so I would not have seen that information.”
Asked again later, Rhodes said, “I saw indications of potential coordination, but I did not see, you know, the specific evidence of the actions of the Trump campaign.”