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Monday, April 30, 2018
James Clapper: Leaker, Liar & Sleazeball
The following article
appeared in Powerline on April 27th
By Paul Mirengoff
Neither of the two
Obama-era intelligence chiefs turned Trump resisters — John Brennan nor James
Clapper — is anyone’s idea of a luminary. Of the two, though, Clapper seems the
more intelligent, the more clever, and thus the more dangerous.
Davis’ report, cited by Scott earlier today, that Clapper leaked the
anti-Trump dossier to CNN and then lied about demonstrates the point. Clapper
testified before the House Intelligence Committee that he did not discuss the
anti-Trump dossier compiled by Christopher Steele with journalists. His
testimony to the Committee included this exchange:
MR. ROONEY: Did you discuss the dossier or any other intelligence
related to Russia hacking of the 2016 election with journalists?
MR. CLAPPER: No.
But Clapper changed
his story after he was confronted specifically about his communications with
Jake Tapper of CNN. According to the Committee’s report, “Clapper subsequently
acknowledged discussing the ‘dossier with CNN journalist Jake Tapper,’ and
admitted that he might have spoken with other journalists about the same
topic.” The report continues, “Clapper’s discussion with Tapper took place in
early January 2017, around the time IC leaders briefed President Obama and
President-elect Trump, on ‘the Christopher Steele information.’”
Thus, Clapper is,
indeed, a leaker and a liar.
He is also a
consummate slimy operative. Davis explains why.
James Comey [note:
also a leaker and a liar] 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.”
But, of course, the
briefing itself became that news hook. Moreover, according to Comey, it was
Clapper who told him to brief Trump on the dossier.
Here, then, is how
the caper went down (hat tip, John
News outlets including CNN have the dossier and are looking for an
excuse to run it (late 2016).
Clapper tells Comey to brief Trump on the dossier, supposedly to
protect him from CNN and/or other outlets running the dossier (very early
Comey briefs Trump on just the salacious details (Jan. 6, 2017).
Shortly after the briefing he had ordered supposedly to protect the
president from CNN and/or other outlets, Clapper leaks back to CNN that Trump
and Obama have been briefed on the dossier.
CNN uses this as the news hook and publishes a story on the dossier
Buzzfeed dumps the entire dossier (Jan. 10).
Oh, and one more
thing: CNN hired Clapper as an analyst in August 2017.
Jack Goldsmith wasn’t
exaggerating when he
wrote, “there is significant evidence that the deep state has used secretly
collected information opportunistically and illegally to sabotage the
president. . . .