The former head of the N. I. United States confused the Russian intelligence with the Soviet

James Clapper

Former DCS, USA James Clapper (James Clapper), the proviso during testimony in the Senate about the alleged influence of Russia on the elections of the us President, has called the Russian Soviet intelligence. Video of the incident posted by the newspaper the Washington Post on 8 may.

“Returning to 2015. There had been evidence of the activity of Soviet, Russian, sorry, that was a Freudian slip, the Russian intelligence service. They mainly collected information on registration of votes. They have done this before. And we tracked their actions. In 2016, they have intensified,” said Clapper.

Clapper also told the senators that he himself knows nothing about any evidence of collusion between the environment of Republican Donald trump, who was elected at the end of the campaign President of the United States, and representatives of Russia. The ex-head of N. I. stressed that retains its confidence that Russia influenced and continue to influence elections in the United States and in other countries.

Senate hearings devoted to the investigation of the alleged interference in the presidential election in 2016. The US impose on Russia responsible for a series of cyber attacks perpetrated during the election campaign against American political organizations. January 6 was published declassified version of the report prepared by the CIA, FBI and NSA, in which he argued that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered to organize a campaign in order to influence U.S. elections and to achieve victory trump.

76-year-old James Clapper during his military career he worked in senior positions of several razvedroty of staff of the Armed forces of the United States. In 1992-1995 he headed the intelligence Department of the Pentagon. In 2001, Clapper headed the National geospatial-intelligence Agency. In 2007-2010 — Deputy Minister of defense for intelligence. Since August 2010 he headed the National intelligence service. In the fall of 2016 Clapper left his post after the election victory trump.

The expression “Freudian slip” means that the result of speech errors may be the subconscious motive of realization of unconscious desires. This supposition was advanced by the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud.