Russia ‘turned’ election for Trump, Clapper believes

‘Russians not only affected the outcome of the 2016 presidential election — they decided it, James Clapper, who served as the director of national intelligence in the Obama administration and during the 2016 vote, tells PBS

“To me, it just exceeds logic and credulity that they didn’t affect the election, and it’s my belief they actually turned it,” he told the PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff on Wednesday.

On why he’s speaking out now: “I think educating the public is probably the toughest thing to do. And I felt I needed to do that, because I think our institutions are under assail here, those which I have spent about 50 years of my life trying to defend.” ‘