No Evidence Of Collusion With Russia Says US President Trump


The President of US Donald Trump claimed that there is no proof that they had played any conspiracy with Russia after a Senate hearing, which stressed upon warnings that his former national security advisor was helpless to the Russian blackmail. As the issue of the President’s ties with Moscow came again in the limelight, Donald Trump took the help of twitter to dismiss that “old news” the Senate testimony Monday through former acting attorney general Sally Yates about his former national security advisor Michael Flynn.

During the hearing of the same, Trump chose to draw attention to the former director of national intelligence James Clapper’s awareness that he was not aware of any proof of collusion between the president and Russia. President Trump said, “Director Clapper reiterated what everybody, including the fake media, already knows – there is ‘no evidence’ of collusion w/ Russia and Trump.” Talking about Clapper, he said that he had not been alerted to the issue under the investigation by the FBI until it was publicly released in March. Clapper also suggests that the agency might have evidence that he wasn’t aware of. While Yates had his own opinion on this issue as he said that to answer this question, it would require revealing the classified information. She said that “you should not draw from that an assumption that that means that the answer is yes.”

Warning Of Yates

Yates was appointed by Barack Obama while she’s sacked by Donald Trump in his early presidency. Throughout the hotly-anticipated three-hour hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee, she took the stand firmly with Clapper. Yates has confirmed the reports that she told the White House after six days in Trump’s administration that Flynn, a former military intelligence chief, had not been loyal with Vice President Mike Pence. She said he wasn’t honest on his discussions with the Russian ambassador to Washington and left him powerless to take help from Moscow. On the other hand, it took 18 days for the president to take a decision on the issue. Backed by Pence and other, they dismissed the retired army lieutenant general who also advised him during the 2016 presidential campaign on security issues.

At the hearing in Yates’ first public comments on the scandal that has determined the opening months of the Trump’s presidency; she said: “We believed that General Flynn was compromised with respect to the Russians”. “This was a problem because not only did we believe that the Russians knew this, but that they likely had proof of this information. And that created a compromise situation, a situation where the national security advisor essentially could be blackmailed by the Russians,” Sally Yates added.

She was fired on January 30 after challenging Trump over his contested travel ban. Yates hasn’t revealed what Flynn discussed with ambassador Sergey Kislyak in a number of phone calls on December 2016, which were secretly supervised by US intelligence. Pence also said in January that Flynn denied the calls involved approves placing on Russia by the administration of Obama in the answer of its election interfering.

Obama’s Warning To Trump

Despite the fact that US intelligence community’s conclusion that President Vladimir Putin was interfering behind, the US President Trump has repetitively labeled the issue of Russian interference as “fake news”. In a series of tweets on Monday evening, Trump called it as the old news. In one of his tweets, Trump tweeted, “The Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer funded charade end?”

In his another tweet, Trump targeted Yates and claims that she had nothing but “said nothing but old news”. Yates has been known as a tough and independent prosecutor, also, been a common target of Trump’s anger since the time she refused in January to support the President’s controversial immigration ban on nationals from Muslim-majority countries, and she was fired for the same.

The comments of the Yates came after the officials of the former President Barack Obama revealed that the Obama himself warned Trump against naming Flynn as national security advisor two days after the 8 November election. Obama warned Trump against Flynn that he was fired in 2014 as head of the defense intelligence agency because of his poor performance in administration and personnel management.

In a separate testimony on Monday, Clapper called Russia’s interference in last year’s election “a clarion call for vigilance and action against a threat to the very foundations of our democratic political system.” “I believe they’re now emboldened to continue such activities in the future, both here and around the world, and to do so even more intensely,” he added. The statements of Yates and Clapper have backed again the limelight to the calming controversy over Russia’s interfering in last year’s US election.


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