Like a pixilated image coming into focus, the images are emerging in the “resistance” effort from the deep state. Who do we see coming in now? Oh yes, it’s the former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. The same man who lied to Congress just over 5 years ago about whether the government was spying on everyday citizens. Such lying is a crime, but surprise surprise the statute of limitations ran out on Clapper’s crime and now, no consequences. At least not for THAT lie. See Clapper’s exchange with Senator Wyden below.
(From The Federalist)
Buried within a newly declassified congressional report on Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections is a shocking revelation: former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper not only leaked information about the infamous Steele dossier and high-level government briefings about it to CNN, he also may have lied to Congress about the matter.
In one of the findings within the 253-page report, the House intelligence committee wrote that Clapper leaked details of a dossier briefing given to then-President-elect Donald Trump to CNN’s Jake Tapper, lied to Congress about the leak, and was rewarded with a CNN contract a few months later.
How long have we been talking about the crony media?
The revelation that Clapper was responsible for leaking details of both the dossier and briefings to two presidents on the matter is significant, because former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey wrote in one of four memos that he leaked that the briefing of Trump on salacious and unverified allegations from the dossier was necessary because “CNN had them and were looking for a news hook.”
The congressional report on Russian interference noted that it was this very briefing of Trump that multiple media organizations used as an excuse to publish the unverified dossier.