Washington( CNN) Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper informed MSNBC'S Andrea Mitchell on Friday that there can be proof of collusion in between Russia and also President Donald Trump's 2016 project– a declaration that begins the heels of a noticeable public hazard Trump made today to terminated FBI Director James Comey, tweeting that Comey had far better wish their discussions have actually not been taped.

“Therewas no proof that increased to that degree, during that time, that established its path into the knowledge neighborhood evaluation, which we had rather high self-confidence in,” the previous supervisor of nationwide knowledge informed of collusion in between Trump project assistants and also Russians, referring likewise to the United States knowledge evaluation that Russia attempted to affect the governmental political election forTrump “That's not to claim there had not been evidence, however not that pleased that limit.”

Whenasked whether the FBI's Russia examination is phony information, or a “witch quest,” as Trump called it today in one more tweet, Clapper informed MSNBC on Friday: “I do not think it is.”