May 17, 2017
Over the last two years, ten Russian officials have died. Many on foreign soil. The US Government has been observing these deaths and keeping track of them. Taking it out of the realm of conspiracy theories, James Clapper, former director of national intelligence, said, “Well, this obviously has been a curious pattern.” "We have had difficulty, though, in actually generating an evidentiary trail that could equate convincingly and compellingly in a court of law a direct connection between certain figures that have been eliminated who apparently ran afoul of Putin." By attributing the deaths to Putin, Clapper reinforces the idea that Putin is a murderer and needs to be dealt with accordingly.