James Clapper Lied but because He’s Not on Team Trump No One Cares! [VIDEO}

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

Michael Flynn faces felony charges for lying to the FBI, but the report that James Clapper lied doesn’t seem to matter.

James Clapper lied to Congress under oath… No I’m not talking about his claim that the NSA never spied on American citizens that was exposed by Edward Snowden as a lie. I’m talking about a more recently exposed lie that he never leaked information about the Steele dossier to the media. Of course, the mainstream media is ignoring his lies just like they ignore Hillary Clinton. Only people associated with Donald Trump are expected and required by law to tell the truth when asked a question by government agents.

The Federalist reports, “Declassified Congressional Report: James Clapper Lied About Dossier Leaks To CNN.”

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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.

“Clapper flatly denied ‘discussing[ing] the dossier [compiled by Steele] or any other intelligence related to Russia hacking of the 2016 election with journalists,’” the committee found.

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MR. ROONEY: Did you discuss the dossier or any other intelligence related to Russia hacking of the 2016 election with journalists?

MR. CLAPPER: No.

The former DNI later changed his story after he was confronted specifically about his communications with Jake Tapper of CNN.

“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 continued. “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,’ a two-page summary of which was ‘enclosed in’ the highly-classified version of the ICA,” or intelligence community assessment.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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