Washington, DC. The US government’s institutions are “at war” with President Donald Trump following his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, former director of National Intelligence James Clapper said yesterday.

Clapper rejected Trump’s repeated citing of his Senate testimony in dismissing the FBI investigation into potential connections between Russia and Trump’s campaign. Clapper repeated that he did not know about the FBI’s investigation until Comey revealed it publicly. Nevertheless, Clapper openly said he knew nothing of Russian interference in America’s 2016 election and flirted with treason charges, saying American intelligence is at war with the Trump administration.

“I think, in many ways, our institutions are under assault, both externally — and that’s the big news here, is the Russian interference in our election system. And I think as well our institutions are under assault internally,” Clapper said.

“Internally from the president?” Clapper was asked.

“Exactly,” Clapper responded. “I think the Founding Fathers, in their genius, created a system of three coequal branches of government and built-in system of checks and balances. And I feel as though it’s under assault and eroding.”

This seemed to be confirmation of internal treason amongst American intelligence agencies, against their commander in chief. Clapper’s statements were the strongest yet in an undeclared shadow war between the so called “deep state” faction of mostly Obama holdovers in government, actively resisting the Trump Presidency.

Clapper, a former Director of National Intelligence, said that Russia likely views Comey’s firing as “another victory on the scoreboard for them” because “the lead of the investigation about potential collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign has been removed.”

Which would imply Clapper has information to back up claims of Russian involvement in election 2016, or he is simply lying straight up to the public in these apperances. So far he has never said just what this so called “proof” is.

In the end Clapper backed down in such claims, finally admitting he knew absolutely nothing about Russian interference in election 2016 stating, “The bottom line is, I don’t know if there was collusion, and I don’t know of any evidence to it,” Clapper said. “I can’t refute it, and I can’t confirm it.”

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