In James Clapper’s new book, “Facts and Fears: Hard Truths From a Life in Intelligence,” he says without a doubt Russia swayed the election to Trump.
“Of course the Russian efforts affected the outcome. Surprising even themselves, they swung the election to a Trump win. To conclude otherwise stretches logic, common sense, and credulity to the breaking point. Less than eighty thousand votes in three key states swung the election. I have no doubt that more votes than that were influenced by this massive effort by the Russians.”
He told Rachel Maddow in an interview tonight that while it wasn’t exactly collusion, Trump did everything Putin wanted by encouraging Russian hacking. He said the intelligence people gave their full report to Trump before the inauguration. He also said their report was not based at all on the Steele dossier.
There is a lot more in the review that makes me anxious to get this. I was all for buying Jon Meacham’s book, but this may be my next full-priced Kindle purchase. (I’m a sucker for Kindle bargains and there are always many.)