James Clapper: “Would not have been appropriate to warn me candidate Trump about the Russian intervention

The former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said he believes that it would have been inappropriate to speak for him, then-candidate Donald Trump about Russian interference in the election of 2016.

“It was not my place to do that,” Clapper said in a Friday interview with “The Chris Stigall Show.” “I was reporting to the then-government, Executive branch policy. But to get the phone and call a political candidate would not have been appropriate.”

Trump has criticized the FBI and justice Department under the Obama administration for embedding a spy in his campaign during the election in 2016, as the probe into the Russian interference.

The confidential informant, as Stefan Halper, met with three trump-campaign consultant.

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