BUSTED: Former Director Of National Intelligence, James Clapper, Caught Lying During CNN Broadcast…

It is easy to get lost in the weeds if you don’t follow the details closely; however, last night James Clapper appeared on CNN to defend himself against mounting evidence he leaked, and falsified the content of a presidential briefing of an Intelligence Discussion -including the “Steele Dossier”- to CNN January 9th or 10th 2017. [Full Recent Backstory]

Before getting to the CNN/James Clapper video, it’s important to revisit the specific sequence of events. It is difficult to spot lies if you don’t have events to reference. Here’s a recap of the exact timeline of events from 2017:

Friday January 6th – DNI James Clapper, CIA John Brennan, FBI James Comey and NSA Mike Rogers briefed President-Elect Trump on their Joint Analysis Report of the Russian Election interference. (link) [POTUS-Elect released a statement]
Tuesday January 10th – CNN runs an explosive story (Jake Tapper) and article about Intelligence Officials briefing President Trump about the Steele Dossier. (link)
Tuesday January 10th – (Moments later) At 5:20pm Buzzfeed uses the CNN story as an excuse to publish the Steele Dossier.
Wednesday January 11th – The Trump transition team states the content of the CNN story [claiming President-Elect Trump was briefed on the Dossier] was false.
Wednesday January 11th – (same day) President Trump blasts CNN for pushing “fake news” about their story; P-Elect saying he was not briefed on the “dossier”.
Wednesday January 11th – (same day) NBC independently refutes the content of the prior day CNN story. Trump wasn’t briefed on dossier the Friday prior. (link)
Wednesday January 11th – (same day) FOX News independently refutes the content of the prior day CNN story. Again, Trump wasn’t briefed on dossier. (link)
Wednesday January 11th – (same day – EVENING) DNI James Clapper puts out a press release and affirms he only told the President-elect of the IC position on the Steele Dossier moments before. (January 11th – NOT January 6th) (link)

That’s the cited sequence of events, and the copy of the Press Statement by ODNI James Clapper for verification [Archived Link Here]  Pay close attention to the wording above.

Recapping: On Tuesday January 10th, 2017, CNN stated President-Elect Trump was briefed on the dossier.  An hour later Buzzfeed was publishing the dossier. The next day, Wednesday January 11th, President Trump said he was not briefed on the dossier.  NBC confirmed Trump wasn’t briefed.  Fox News confirmed Trump wasn’t briefed. Later that night, again Wednesday January 11th, DNI James Clapper notes in his statement he just briefed the President-elect on the dossier moments before.

Now, here’s James Clapper last night (March 12th, 2018) talking to CNN’s Don Lemon. It is important to pay attention to the details of this denial and the transparent motive behind why Clapper would try to cloud the events. Here’s the Clapper Interview:

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The two things you’ll immediately note are that Clapper has the dates wrong, likely intentionally wrong, and Clapper is intentionally misleading on the sequence.

Clapper stated to Don Lemon POTUS-Elect Trump blasted the media on January 10th prior to the CNN/Buzzfeed story.  This is false.  The Trump Media “Nazi” Press Conference was Wednesday January 11th, the day AFTER the CNN story ran and Buzzfeed put out the dossier. For a reminder Watch:

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Is Clapper “lying” or is he “intentionally misleading”, your choice on the definition.

However, given the nature of his adverse relationship with the truth -and Clapper’s motive to lower his risk as an identified intelligence leaker- he no longer gets the benefit of the doubt.  James Clapper is intentionally lying.

Lastly, and very importantly; please look closely at the highlighted sentence within this January 11th, 2017, James Clapper press release:

Note: “The IC has not made any judgment that the information in this document is reliable”.

This was January 11th, 2017.   How does that statement from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper square with the Intelligence Community using that  “document”, the “Steele Dossier”, to the FISA Court three months prior, on October 26th, 2016, to obtain a FISA Title-1 surveillance warrant?

If the IC had not found the information in the document reliable by January 11th 2017, then what the heck were they doing using it for a FISA warrant in October 2016?

This is probably the single most important (and clear-cut) piece of evidence that proves the DOJ and FBI were falsifying the validity of the Steele Dossier to the FISA Court.

Any questions?

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441 Responses to BUSTED: Former Director Of National Intelligence, James Clapper, Caught Lying During CNN Broadcast…

  1. Chuck says:

    My Mom always said “If you always tell the truth you only have to remember one story.”

    She is also sure you will burn in h,e, double hockey sticks if you spend your whole life lying.

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    • Alonzo says:

      Same thing with my Mom and she couldn’t stand thieves or liars. I don’t lie and it has made life much easier. I don’t steal or do anything that I need to cover up.

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  2. OnlyInAmerica says:

    Clapper caught in a bald-headed lie.

    Liked by 28 people

    • trumpthepress says:

      That’s haircist don’t you know. 🙂

      Liked by 8 people

    • Nope2GOPe says:

      On an unrelated note, it ws released that President Trump just fired Rex Tillerson.

      Liked by 7 people

      • GAPTOG says:

        Tillerson out, pompeo in

        Liked by 2 people

      • farmhand1927 says:

        Clean house now, get it over with so the media can have one collective gasp of horror and then we move on.

        Liked by 12 people

        • mimbler says:

          I think it was a good move. IMO Cohn and Tillerson were a little lefty for my tastes, and definitely undermined PDJT at times.

          That said, I think they both did good work, and Trump achieved with them what he needed to and then moved on.

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          • mimbler, I agree with your last statement.
            I am not sure I understand the right v/s left argument since personally I do not categorize my thoughts in right v/s left – it is either something is right or wrong for any given situation. There is no in-between.

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            • mimbler says:

              Tomato, Tomatoe. The left’s response is nearly always wrong, so someone who thinks that way is more likely to do the wrong thing.
              Left and Right are philosophy’s that are acted on.
              Just like something is right or wrong regardless of whether you are a criminal or not, but I wouldn’t hire a criminal as a babysitter.

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            • PoCoNoMo says:

              Nowadays, I tend to categorize, “Is this globalist malarky?” or “Is this supporting Trumps’ agenda?” or “Is this in line with our constitution?” Depending upon the answer, you can be pretty sure if the person is a Leftie Dem or RINO.

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            • Subterfuge says:

              Right vs. wrong…right is right, left is wrong…simple. My thoughts are always categorized either right or wrong and mine being right, is right. I never think in terms of left as it borders on communism.

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          • Deplorable_Infidel says:

            “I think it was a good move”

            I believe PDJT needed a more “balanced”, shall we say, approach to his Cabinet and other staffing picks. Now that we are a little more than one year in, he can start moving people around that are more in-line with his vision to MAGA.

            That is why he is President and we are not. I would have had a tendency starting out to installing everyone with my ideological viewpoint (regardless of their other qualifications) from the get-go.

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      • dallasdan says:

        Tillerson’s ego is galactic in size; ask anyone who knew of him at Exxon Mobil. He has slow-walked the reorganization of the State department and is currently pissed because he was not given a more prominent role in the NK negotiation. He was appointed primarily because his corporate success and alpha-dog persona appealed to the President, and it was a bad choice. Move on.

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          “He has slow-walked the reorganization of the State department”

          If he would have made more of an effort to clean up that part of the swamp, perhaps the President would have kept him on longer, despite the personality differences. We have heard of a lot of things going on elsewhere for reform, such as gutting absurd EPA regulations chocking businesses. However, i do not recall one thing Mr. Tillerson has done to revamp the State Dept.

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          • CirclinTheDrain says:

            He has cut the department down in size and removed a lot of deadwood, so there’s that at least. Plenty more to accomplish in that vein still.

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    • mopar2016 says:

      Not the first time that Clapper is caught telling lies.

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    • Democrats lie.
      The sky is blue.
      Neither is a shocker.

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    • Mark L. says:

      Why do Clapper and Brennan keep coming out of their spider holes to discredit themselves. You might as well strap on an Isis life vest.

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      • Bill Henslee says:

        Do you realize just how their lives are going to be changed and their reputations ruined if all this comes out in some kind of public hearing or, God willing, a public trial? I’m going to start with the assumption that these men considered themselves good public servants and patriots before losing their collective minds.

        Remember their original intent was to beat Trump in the election. This alone was a major violation of the code of neutrality that is inherent in career public servants at this level. But to use the tools of the intelligence community and FBI including disinformation, leaking to the press, and surveillance of the opposing campaign is nothing but police state tactics.

        They thought they would get away with it because Hillary would win. Now they are stuck with the very real possibility that their evil deeds will be revealed for a gross violation of both law and our Republic’s ethos. Won’t it be a blow to their egos when their pictures are removed from the halls of the agencies they disgraced.

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  3. kingfisher73 says:

    The CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS of Clapper and many others are well documented and public information – yet all of it is meaningless if the gatekeepers of the swamp at the DOJ continue to
    permanently OBSTRUCT JUSTICE.

    Sessions, Rosenstein, Horowitz, Wray:

    DO YOUR DAM JOBS

    * * * * * not going to happen * * * * *

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    • Niagara Frontier says:

      It’s not just the DOJ. Congress had an opportunity to force DOJ to pursue perjury charges against Clapper back in 2013, but they didn’t.

      It helps to go back and look at what was said AT THE TIME about Clapper’s lies. This all predates the campaign and President Trump.

      Turley called it out as “perjury by permission, a new exception to criminal acts for the governing elite.”

      https://jonathanturley.org/2013/07/03/perjury-by-permission-clapper-apologizes-for-false-testimony-and-the-congress-remains-silent/

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      • kingfisher73 says:

        Well – i omitted the congress from my comment because it has no”teeth” or legal authority…but i agree.

        It’s a conspiracy of the highest order, that’s been occurring since governments and their business elite masters discovered that they could easily control the populace with propaganda and mind control – personally, i’d say it began with Holy Roman Empire and they’ve been perfecting it with the “rise of Western Civilization” ever since. Yet you and i would be marginalized and “fringed” in a second as “conspiracy nuts” for accurately identifying it.

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        • Niagara Frontier says:

          You are right as far as Congress not having prosecutorial teeth. But I do believe they have enough muscle to force those with the teeth to act. The fact that they didn’t in that case makes it imperative that justice be done now.

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          • mopar2016 says:

            We really need for Sessions to appoint a second special council.
            That’s the only way to make sure that this nonsense doesn’t happen again.
            Until we get a second special council I’m going to believe that Sessions is protecting Hillary and others.

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            • Blaze says:

              I’m giving Sessions until April 1st. If no special council then yes he can exit the same door as Tillerson.

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            • kingfisher73 says:

              Not gonna happen – the House Committee ending their toothless investigation yesterday signalled even less incentive (although it SHOULD be more for many reasons) for Sessions to do what he NEVER will

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              • Deplorable_Infidel says:

                The evidence uncovered by these investigations can be turned over to the prosecutors so they do not have to start from scratch. So what is the problem with that?

                Sure, we have former prosecutors that are wondering what is going on. However, they are on the outside looking in. The 24/7/365 MSM is parading them in front of the cameras for ratings and they are happy to comply.

                There must be a very good reason the “low hanging fruit” is not being plucked yet. If any of these former prosecutors know what it is because of their contacts, they are not “spilling the beans” to spoil the surprise.

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            • deqwik2 says:

              “Nov. 13, 2017 letter to House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-VA, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd told congressional members that the DOJ had appointed senior prosecutors who would report “directly to the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General, as appropriate, and will make recommendations as to whether any matters not currently under investigation should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation, require further resources, or whether any matters merit the appointment of a Special Counsel.”

              https://saraacarter.com/the-case-for-and-against-a-special-counsel-investigation-of-doj-and-fbi/

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        • Paul says:

          The Century Of Self

          “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”
          Propaganda-1928
          http://asset-4.soupcdn.com/asset/0324/0984_4ce7.pdf
          ~Edward Bernays/November 1891-March 1995

          This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth…
          2 Timothy 3:1-7

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    • MIKE says:

      Yes it will happen. And it will be glorious!

      Liked by 2 people

    • G. Combs says:

      I continually see people who are worried that time is running out and these criminals will get off scott-free.

      So first the clock on the STATUTE of LIMITATIONS STOPS with an indictment.

      […]The phrase “statute of limitations” refers to the time period within which formal criminal charges must be brought after a crime has been committed…. Therefore, in most instances, prosecutions are barred if the defendant can show that there was no indictment or other formal charge filed within the time period dictated by the statute of limitations….

      The statute of limitations runs until an indictment or information is found and returned to the court […] https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL31253.pdf

      Second, since October of last year a YUGE number of SEALED indictments have been laid before the courts.
      ⚖️ In 22 days in November — 4,289 sealed indictments
      ⚖️ In the next month, December the number MORE THAN DOUBLED to over 9000, an increase of over 4,700.
      ⚖️ By January 28, 2018 there were 13,605 sealed indictments. Again an increase of over 4,600 in a month.
      ⚖️ And another treeper reported over 18,500 sealed cases were filed as of March 1.

      My interpretation is that AG Sessions went after the small fry in November and December. ON December 21, President Trump issued the ‘Executive Order Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption.’ In January Sessions went after the middlemen and NOW he is finally ready to go after the big guys.

      So I think they have most of the evidence and are now ready to go for the last bits using a Grand Jury. SEE Sundance’s recent article https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/03/08/senator-jeff-sessions-confirms-prior-appointment-of-doj-prosecutor-to-parallel-ig-horowitz-not-a-special-counsel/#comments

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      • kingfisher73 says:

        I disagree – VEHEMENTLY ;O

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        • David A says:

          Why?

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        • David A says:

          What are your reasons?

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          • kingfisher73 says:

            see the comment below yours – what proof is there of any of this? propaganda released by government sources through swamp media outlets? and broadcast by their thug puppet surrogates of EVERY political persuasion? 23,000,000,000 “sealed indictments”, 375 “investigations”, 19 dimensional chess…

            Ever notice the similarity between madison ave and the swamp propagandists/media? They both love to drop “numbers” – it reminds me of weight watchers…
            “LOSE 37 pounds in 3 weeks for only 19 dollars and get 50 pounds of free food!!”

            Not buying ANY of it – they’ve been at this for centuries…and people LOVE to buy it – LOVE to be TOLD what the deal is. That’s ANOTHER trend that i’ve noticed.The media is now brazenly and openly TELLING people what do believe – “ELEVEN things you NEED TO KNOW about broccoli” “Our experts TELL YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW”

            Prior the insanity of the last several years, they used to be more subtle – now they just TELL you lol.
            It’s pretty sickening…

            Personally, i’d say we’re watching a cartoon narrative on permanent loop – delivered with Hollywood style CGI special effects and silicon valley VR.

            But that’s just me ;O

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            • G. Combs says:

              “…what proof is there of any of this? propaganda released by government sources through swamp media outlets? …”

              It is from counts made by the autists on the chans with PACER accounts. It is from the Kids at Reddit with PACER accounts.

              On Nov 26, 2017 it was from a tweet. — “For those of us keeping track, there are now 4,289 sealed federal indictments filed nationwide in less than a month. The national average per year is 250.”
              In that tweet, 250 was then corrected to 1100 as the national average.
              Go down in the stream and you see where the info comes from.
              “Beyond this link, you’d have to look them up in each federal court district independently. Docket info is public record” then points to StormWatcher who says, All back-up files are at: https://tinyurl.com/ya6gmh2u

              Then it is from Epoch Times a small publication NOT of the Yellow Stream Media:
              https://m.theepochtimes.com/justice-department-may-have-something-big-in-the-works-over-9000-sealed-indictments_2401511.html
              “Epoch Times is a multi-language newspaper headquartered in New York City. The company was founded in 2000 by John Tang and a group of Chinese-American Falun Gong practitioners. [Banned and persecuted in China]
              Circulation: 1,314,375 (2012, unaudited)
              Owner(s): Epoch Media Group
              Political alignment: Anti-communism’

              In December it is from a Treeper, America First:
              December 1, 2017 at 2:46 pm
              “Well, the sealed indictments are there. That is demonstrable fact for anyone who has a PACER account. And, no, the sheer volume of them is not a normal standard thing….”

              If you want to do the count yourself, get a PACER ACCOUNT
              (WWWDOT)pacer.gov/reg_pacer.html

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              • billinlv says:

                Perhaps all those indictments are for the criminal illegal aliens targeted by ICE and our elfin cousin Jeff.

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              • kingfisher73 says:

                Thanks for the link and of course I respect your opinion – it’s unconvincing to me, ‘though – not buying ANY of it:

                AS IF: the government would never release false information
                AS IF: the judiciary isn’t 100 percent corrupt and POLITICIZED
                AS IF: the foul thug puppet media isn’t feeding you a false narrative 24/7/365 INCLUDING the massively censored and manipulated internet and dopey social media
                AS IF: Public Records are never manipulated (see election results, FAKE NEWS, FAKE POLLS etc…)
                kids on reddit with PACER accounts – sorry

                even if the information regarding the number of SEALED indictments is true, it’s MEANINGLESS in regards to any political discussion of the corrupt to the core, SWAMP AG and DOJ….

                IMO of course

                look – what it really comes down to, is what you CHOOSE to believe – that’s all you or I have…neither one of us really knows anything for sure regarding “information” reported

                does it fit your narrative…or mine / that’s all ;O

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              • kingfisher73 says:

                regarding your post that threaded too deeply for mr to reply to it:

                i agree with Breitbart regarding podesta’s foul preference for children – i’d throw creepy joe in there too and quite a few others – a POTPOURRI of deviants in that crowd ;O

                haven’t seen the “grooming scandal”, but there’s this foul event relative to the EU globalists and their open border insanity:

                1200 sexual assaults by out of control refugees and “immigrants” that to this day are not officially acknowledged

                DISGUSTING!

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            • Yes, Kingfisher, ” “Our experts TELL YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW”” and I would add all the stuff our competitors DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW!”

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      • Guy says:

        15,000 secret, sealed Indictments? I’d feel a lot more confident if there were just 15-20 Indictments of highly placed Seditionist’s and criminals.

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        • H&HC, 2nd-16th says:

          Fifteen to twenty is a reasonable start…………………

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          • davidb says:

            Even ONE would be a start. I believe we are being played, just like when Darrel Issa was hogging camera time for a half dozen years and nothing ever came of any of it. The evidence is there. What about Lerner at the IRS? why was she let go? Its not as if she is a main witness in any of the FICA stuff.

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            • G. Combs says:

              “…Even ONE would be a start….”

              Well here you go!

              A federal complaint was unsealed today charging Candace Marie Claiborne, 60, of Washington, D.C., and an employee of the U.S. Department of State, with obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the FBI, both felony offenses, for allegedly concealing numerous contacts that she had over a period of years with foreign intelligence agents….

              “Candace Marie Claiborne is a U.S. State Department employee who possesses a Top Secret security clearance and allegedly failed to report her contacts with Chinese foreign intelligence agents who provided her with thousands of dollars of gifts and benefits,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General McCord. “Claiborne used her position and her access to sensitive diplomatic data for personal profit. Pursuing those who imperil our national security for personal gain will remain a key priority of the National Security Division.”

              “Candace Claiborne is charged with obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements in connection with her alleged concealment and failure to report her improper connections to foreign contacts along with the tens of thousands of dollars in gifts and benefits they provided,” said U.S. Attorney Phillips….”https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/state-department-employee-arrested-and-charged-concealing-extensive-contacts-foreign-agents

              Personally I would like to see charges of treason…

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            • kingfisher73 says:

              how anyone could think otherwise is remarkable!

              the foul, corrupt to the core AG and DOJ are going to investigate, indict, prosecute and convict THEMSELVES?? I think not

              “What about Lerner at the IRS? why was she let go? Its not as if she is a main witness in any of the FICA stuff.”

              and it’s not as if ANY of ACTUAL, publicly documented CRIMES of previous admins, OR hillary’s emails and the attempt to illegally steal the election from Trump, have ANYTHING TO DO WITH the “russian collusion investigation:”

              has the swamp weasel AG RECUSED himself from EVERYTHING????

              it appears so…

              #1984 for real

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        • kingfisher73 says:

          and not SEALED – what kind of HOOEY is that?

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    • dallasdan says:

      It’s business as usual for the DOJ. You can accept as reality its disinterest regarding application of the rule of law to politicos, or embrace any of the pretzel logic theories assuring us that justice will be served. There is an abundance of evidence supporting the former observation, and little to none to encourage the latter.

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    • Mark L. says:

      It will be interesting how History records this inaction.

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    • cozette says:

      If they are effectively doing their jobs then you and I won’t know much of what theyre up to. That is how the law is supposed to work. That is how prosecutions succeed. Beyond that, from a strategic standpoint if we know what’s going on then so does the enemy. Think back to Trumps refusal to give any hints about how he planned to annihilate ISIS. He said he’d tell us when the job was done. President Trumps team at the DOJ and FBI are taking the same approach when it comes to annihilating the Swamp. Thank God.

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  4. TwoLaine says:

    Lyin’ Liars Lie. It is what they do. I fully expect anything that comes out of his mouth or that of any other BHO admin member to be a lie. We saw it for 8 years. Who tho’t it would change when we booted them out? Really?!

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  5. waltherppk says:

    James Clapper is a liar….Who knew?

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  6. Pelicansview says:

    It’s getting old watching the Obama team continue to evade justice.

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  7. James West says:

    It makes no difference. No one, I mean no one, will even consider prosecuting him. But the swamp via Mueller will charge the President with either obstruction or conspiracy to defraud just before the midterms, ala Cap Weinberger in the ‘92 presidential. Meanwhile, Hillary et al. go free.

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    • Mueller is no dummy. He is holding back either, or both of the charges you mention for the right timing. He will charge in response to indictments from the DOJ or just before the election if Sessions does nothing. I think if indictments from Sessions are forthcoming, that Mueller should be fired at exactly the same moment. Then of course, they could just indict Mueller himself and kill two birds with one stone.

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    • cozette says:

      It’s astonishing how many commenters seem to have access to time machines. They all report authoritatively about future events. It’s also fascinating that these time travelling reporters are so confident that President Trump will be a failure in the end so we should just abandon all hope. “Hey guys, NOTHINGS GOING TO HAPPEN” they repeat over and over. Guess we should all just give up, quit caring and stay home on election day so the Democrats regain power since America is DOOMED. Lol. So many modern iterations of Tokyo Rose. Sad.

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      • G. Combs says:

        It’s astonishing how many commenters think the US justice system moves as fast as lightening.

        Watching too much TV I suppose.

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  8. MIKE says:

    “No, I’m not going to give you a question. Don’t be rude… don’t be rude, DON’T BE RU- you are FAKE NEWS!”
    -when I first watched this clip from last year, I could not believe what i was hearing. Petulant butt-hurt children getting paid exorbitant amounts of money to lie, cheat, construct and carry a narrative from centuries old European Banking families.
    The good news is, Mr. Trump knows this. Today, I am smiling

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    • farmhand1927 says:

      For the petulant media…

      We can do the innuendo
      We can dance and sing
      When its said and done, we haven’t told you a thing
      We all know that crap is king
      Give us the dirty laundry
      Kick ’em when they’re up, kick ’em when they’re down

      “Dirty Laundry”, The Eagles (Yes, the ones left are annoying lib’s but they nailed Fake News in that song.)

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      • MIKE says:

        True… most musicians are flaming libs!
        Don wrote a verse just for FNC…
        We got the bubble headed bleach blonde
        comes on @ five
        she can tell you ’bout the plane crash
        with a gleam in her eye
        It’s interesting when people die
        give us dirty laundry

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        • starfcker says:

          That line is actually about an LA news woman when the Air Florida plane hit the Key Bridge in Washington DC. We were watching it on TV in our hotel room and commented on how cheerful the woman was reporting the disaster. Total disconnect. That song came out 6 months later and we knew exactly who Henley was talking about

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      • Peg_C the Deplorable says:

        The “bubble-headed bleach-blonde” was Christine Lund of KABC-TV in L.A. I watched her for many years.

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    • “Petulant butt-hurt children getting paid exorbitant amounts of money to lie, cheat, fabricate, and carry a false narrative from centuries old currency manipulating and thieving European bankster families.”

      FIFY

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    • VideoSavant says:

      This is just another timely reminder that Jake Tapper has earned the eternal distinction as “Buzzfeed’s fluffer.”

      Jake enjoys his fluffing…

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  9. covfefe999 says:

    It’s just so obvious that they were so sure Hillary was going to win and they would never have to worry about being caught.

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    • Lone Gunman says:

      And they shouldn’t have believed those “LYING” polls that said she would win by a landslide!! Yup, it gets really bad when you start to believe YOUR OWN lies and then find out how wrong they were!

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  10. 4harrisonblog says:

    Would be nice to see all laws of these United States enforced. No matter who or what title that person or persons might be or hold.

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  11. Momofabunch says:

    Are we observing the popcorn being made in too small of a pot, or a soufflé that got left in the oven too long? I’m hoping for the former.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      I think the popcorn reference suits Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) better because he has been on TV ~275x now about “Russia”. James Clapper is the slower burn in the oven. Most of the public is not following close enough to the issue to catch all the lies.

      Some might have the discernment to know something is “off”. but would not be able to give specific details to convince someone else.The great thing about this site is that if you save the “New Post” e-mail notices to a folder off of your e-mail “Inbox”, you can start to accumulate a “ready reference” to find things months later.

      Over time Mr. Clapper is burning himself, even though his television appearances are not like testifying under oath. Either way, what is he going to say, “I go out on (CNN/MSNBC/etc.) and just tell them what they want to hear” to explain away this?

      Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

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  12. fanbeav says:

    Rex Tillerson out, Mike Pompeo replaces him!

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  13. signer1 says:

    As Tony Schaefer described Clapper’s face, while apprising him of an ongoing matter, “deer caught in the headlights” was Clappers response. He was inept at his former job, security isn’t his forte when he can’t remember the case. His responses are unqualified & I dismiss them .

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  14. Momofabunch says:

    Better analogy: a pressure cooker with a bad seal!

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      Yes, great analogy (I have three pressure cookers that use gaskets, saving up for a fourth that does not).
      Once that happens, it needs a NEW gasket. The old one is not redeemable.
      Plus, there is a potential for a big mess on your stove.

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  15. youme says:

    Why is GOP so afraid of this piece of garbage ? He lied straight to their faces under oath & they still did nothing…….

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    • J Gottfred says:

      He is such a prevaricator and has been for years…

      Lest we forget his most memorable testimony before Congress.

      SEN. WYDEN:”…So what I wanted to see is if you could give me a yes or no answer to the question, does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?”

      Director of National Intelligence JAMES CLAPPER: “No, sir.”

      SEN. WYDEN: “It does not?”

      DIR. CLAPPER: “Not wittingly. There are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect, but not wittingly.”

      SEN. WYDEN: “Thank you. I’ll have additional questions to give you in writing on that point, but I thank you for the answer.”

      — exchange during a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee, March 12, 2013

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    • They aren’t afraid, they are complicit.

      UniParty. Because globalism.

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    • Bladerunner2019 says:

      Because most of Congress is bought by the CIA/NSA and MIC. Look up Kevin Shipp. He spells it all out. We need to have the CIA exterminated.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        I am sure that it is on the agenda. First things first. There are other things that have to happen. Read all about it:

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    • Pat Frederick says:

      Clapper admitted the NSA has been spying on EVERYBODY for years–they (GOP) are afraid of their own pasts and actions catching up with them…

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  16. 4harrisonblog says:

    Washington Post and USA Today, Trump ousts Tillerson, will replace him as secretary of state with CIA chief Pompeo. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/03/13/secretary-state-rex-tillerson-ousted-favor-cia-chief-trump-announces/419363002/

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  17. Jack Dempsey says:

    “according to government sources Clapper, who is not mentioned in the report released Monday, had spoken to CNN at roughly the same time Jake Tapper broke the first story regarding the briefings conducted by senior intelligence officials with Trump and Obama on the dossier.”
    It would be interesting if the government sources fingering Clapper used the SAME collection of communication metadata to trace the connections between Clapper and CNN that has been used on multiple Trump officials, except (maybe?) legally.

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  18. Bendix says:

    I try to avoid the MSM, but I’ve been hearing some kind of nattering about Lesley Stahl and some sort of takedown or expose of Betsy DeVos.
    I do not care for Betsy myself, I wish the whole failed Jimmy Carter Education Department had been dumped, but THIS is the job of 60 Minutes?
    All this going on, this spying on America, this corruption and plotting by an unelected, shadow entity, and they are targeting BETSY DEVOS?
    Come on!
    If they aren’t going to to their jobs, these fossilized hags need to just go away. How on earth do they live with themselves?
    Does Lesley really think it’s her mission to be a political operative? These people are supposed to be investigative reporters. They won’t investigate!
    These people sold out their own grandchildren.
    I can see how some of them (the senior division of the MSM) may have been ‘turned’, but every last one of them?
    If they aren’t working against the Deep State corruption, at this point, they are working FOR the Deep State.
    They CAN’T not know this.
    Are they such cowards?

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  19. rolisize says:

    Ok, what’s next? What’s the consequences for Clapper or anyone else we know involved in the FISA scam. Till this point nothing…

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  20. CorwinAmber says:

    As far as DNI (dunce nitwit idiot) Clapper is concerned, methinks it is time for the Uncle Leo defense…

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  21. G. Combs says:

    Clapper was not the only one leaking. Here are leaks by Brennan complimenting Clapper’s leaks. They that show that the Brits were spying on President Trump for Obama’s Admin as early as 2015.

    Jan. 14, 2017 again from Business Insider: Report: CIA set up task-force in 2016 to investigate possible Russian funding of Trump’s campaign by Natasha Bertrand***

    “[…] The task force included the FBI, the Treasury and Justice Departments, the CIA, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the National Security Agency (NSA).

    It was set up after the director of the CIA, John Brennan, received a recording of a conversation about money from the Kremlin going into Trump’s campaign coffers, the BBC’s Paul Wood reported. The recording was apparently passed to the CIA by the intelligence agency of one of the Baltic States.

    On October 15, the task force was reportedly granted a warrant by a judge in the FISA court — named after the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act — to intercept the electronic records from two Russian banks that may have been implicated in the money transfer, a senior intelligence official told the BBC. Trump was not named in the warrant, but three of his associates were the subject of the inquiry.[…]”

    Apr. 13, 2017
    “[…]Brennan reportedly established a counterintelligence task force, which included the FBI and the National Security Agency. That summer, Robert Hannigan, then the chief of the GCHQ, passed Brennan more material related to conversations Trump associates had with suspected or known Russian agents,[…]”http://www.businessinsider.com/british-spy-agency-trump-russia-ties-2017-4

    May 23, 2017
    “[…]Trump fired Comey earlier this month, just over nine months into the FBI’s probe of Russia’s hacking and disinformation campaigns that targeted Democrats during the election. That probe began in earnest when Robert Hannigan, then the chief of Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters, passed Brennan material related to conversations Trump associates had with suspected or known Russian agents in late 2015 and early 2016,….
    Brennan was so concerned about the intercepted communications that he established a counterintelligence task force, which included the FBI and the National Security Agency. (Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified earlier this month that those communications had been picked up and handed over to US agencies, but he could not elaborate due to the “sensitive” nature of the intelligence.)[…]”
    http://www.businessinsider.com/john-brennan-russia-trump-collusion-testimony-2017-5
    ………….

    ***Natasha Bertrand

    Before joining Business Insider, Natasha worked at a political think tank in Madrid, Spain, researching EU relations with the Middle East and North Africa. Later, she served as the CSR intern at the oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues in London, focusing on human rights and sustainable development.

    She is an alumna of Vassar College and the London School of Economics.

    Hannigan abruptly resigned on Jan. 23, 2017.

    This was three days after Trump’s inauguration and shortly after the first allegations that former MI6 agent Christopher Steele was involved in the pee-pee dossier thanks to the Buzzfeed article on January 10, 2017. The real question is why Robert Hannigan GCHQ would be meeting with John Brennan (CIA) since Hannigan counterpart in the USA at the time was Admiral Mike Rogers of NSA and NOT Brennan.

    I really hope that President Trumps stays OUT of the UK!

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  22. Rynn69 says:

    Unless people are prosecuted, lawlessness will continue. A.G. Sessions, you must act on all that is being exposed. If he cannot, then PDJT needs to appoint a second special counsel.

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    • Mercenary says:

      I would caution patience. We still do not know what their plan is. If 2018 comes and goes with no prosecutions, I would say it is time to panic.

      Until then, I trust in Trump & Sessions.

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      • rsmith1776 says:

        Let’s not forget to trust in Tillerson.

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        • G. Combs says:

          T-Rex did the job he was hired to do. He toss out a lot of State Dept deadwood and he got the Saudis and the rest of the Middle East to the table for President Trump’s magnificent solution to the ISIS problem.

          President Trump is used to hiring people for a specific job. When it is done, he moves on. The DemonRats call it chaos, I call it very efficient.

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      • beach lover says:

        If 2018 comes and GOES.. it may be too late. The midterms could be very critical in determining how far this can go. It will be amazing how fast these facts will be shut down if the Dems get control of anything. They already are doing a pretty good job of creating chaos and making it look like all the wrongs are on the Trump side. No matter the truth being exposed. The lies have embedded.

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      • marty lopez says:

        On station and planning to remain on station

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    • WVNed says:

      I am beginning to think I was somewhat naive to think the law would once again be applied to the evil overlords.

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      • Brant says:

        I noted on previous post about the spring primary season. 3/6 is Texas, 3/20 is Illinois. No primaries in April (tax season). May/June have 29 primaries. Then none in July/August. I think March/April are the time for action to be effective in primaries. Once primaries start, MSM will suck the Oxygen from the room for 2 months. Every Tuesday for 2 months talking about GOP lackluster and DIM energized, regardless of facts on the ground.

        March/April are the time for action……one ping only (or more if you feel frisky). Once primary season and summer begin, things fly to the November election. Below is the federal gov’t primary season schedule. Regardless of desires and hopes and “we must be patient”, March/April are the months for action. And lets not forget Pennsylvania 18th special election today. Will we have another “Alabama feed the narrative” result? Waiting, patiently waiting.

        https://transition.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2018/2018pdates_001.pdf

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        • dallasdan says:

          Obfuscation and delay are proven, successful strategies for the opposition. Moreover, if a case gets to trial, there will always be at least one progressive on the jury to scuttle a guilty verdict. Hopes for the full weight of a once objective justice system punishing the criminal perpetrators are overly optimistic or misplaced.

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    • MVW says:

      I am sorry. I can’t see the difference between smart slowness and corruption. Clapper already skated on baldfaced lying to congress by slowness.

      I don’t believe anyone in the FBI or DOJ until irons are clamped on the treasonous felons. I have run out of trust. I started out believing in Sessions, then moved to the fence, now I have abandoned the fence altogether. Maybe Clapper skating was my straw.

      I have zero faith in justice in this country, Zero. Justice has been corrupted, and I have seen no change of substance… that I believe in.

      To put it simply, short of real indictments of top bureaucrats and their bosses on serious crimes, of the whole rotten bunch, in front of judges that are not bent into Socialist American hating pretzels, with aired, declassified documents. Until the whole rotten treasonous stench is aired and properly dealt with, Justice in this country will be mortally wounded.

      No justice, no republic, Socialists win. God have mercy on them and their placaters… or not.

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      • Brant says:

        Because of what you state, I have my 12 acres (about 5-6 nicely arable and good soil), 20 miles from nearest interstate, 30 minutes to nearest “big” town, 1+ hour to nearest “city”, (3+ hours from state capital…..a generally red state…..for now), 2 ponds, 2 wells, pecan trees, blue berry bushes, black berry bushes, muscadines, 8 stall barn, and someone has a herd of 100+ cattle across the road…….I hope for the best…….prepare for………..otherwise On a generally regular basis, I hear my neighbors’ practice their 2nd amendment skills with certain thoughts on current situations…..I fell comfy in my slow country living.

        I was very fortunate to find this place 3 years ago for $85K. I snapped it up without thinking twice. Places are findable.

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      • marty lopez says:

        I have to agree. You’d be a fool not to, but I’m sticking with the Trump Administration in the hopes Sessions comes good. It’s not so much faith in the system as it is I don’t see any alternatives. Without the law and the republic it’s every man for himself. I’ve been there before and am hoping for better for my children and grandchildren.

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  23. Bill says:

    Is it not resonsible to expect, that if a lower level official, like Clapper is not held accountable for their actions. Then we can not expect, all American citizens to be treated equally under the law?

    If the above is true, then all of our elected officials must voted out of office. And, replaced by those seeking equal justice.

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  24. kingfisher73 says:

    just what i predicted when Tillerson undercut the President on NK when they announced the talks – and he did it AGAIN yesterday

    so long rex – don’t let the door hit ya’

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  25. Doc Moore says:

    Elsewhere, in Zerohedge we are reminded that TODAY the statute of limitations expires on the perjery he committed when lying to Congress about NSA collecting data on US citizens. What excellent timing to have more, less debatable, crimes uncovered. I wonder if he’ll get to skate on these crimes as well.

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  26. ed357 says:

    Nothing will happen to Clapper….

    I thought I saw last night that Clapper had run out the “Statue of Lomitations” to prosecute him…

    The same will happen to the rest of the 0bama/Clintoon “hit squad”….

    “All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”….

    The Rule of Law is dead in the United States of America.

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  27. Newhere says:

    It seems the press release is meant to IMPLY he only briefed the president-elect that night (Jan. 11) but it doesn’t EXPRESSLY say that, does it? Clapper says that this evening he “had the opportunity to discuss” the recent media reports and the briefing on Friday; next paragraph it says “we also discussed the private security company document . . . “. It seems to imply, but does not claim, that this was the FIRST time they discussed the dossier.

    Basically this press release seems to preserve plausible deniability on precisely when (and whether) the IC community generally (and Clapper in particular) provided or summarized the dossier to Trump. What precisely am I missing that would preclude Clapper from claiming that the statement does not substantiate exactly when he or the IC FIRST talked to Trump about the dossier? (for the record, I don’t doubt the thesis here, just am not seeing how the press release provides the critical piece to the puzzle . . .)

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    • dallasdan says:

      Without an evidence-worthy recording or transcript, Clapper and Obama can say anything about the content of the conversation and go unchallenged. Clapper’s perjury before Congress, however, is air-tight and is gift-wrapped with his admission of guilt. Nevertheless, he walks away without being charged and prosecuted. Thanks, Jeff.

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  28. Alex50 says:

    Yesterday, when Tillerson blamed the poisoning of the two Russians directly on the Russian government it seemed like the last straw. Why would Tillerson by making this statement want to box the President into surely having to increase sanctions on Russia? The poisoning info was from British intelligence which is probably highly unreliable and often tied to our own deep state. I c really feel this was just another example of Tillerson shooting his mouth off. He had to be fired.

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    • gda says:

      http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/03/theresa-mays-45-minutes-claim.html#more

      It seems that the US had control of a Uzbekistan plant that produced this very poison since the breakdown of the Soviet Union. Given the Clinton connections with that part of the slime universe, and the possible connection between the Russian spy and Steele/Clinton, I’m not so sure pinning this on the Russians is going to be either successful or accurate.

      This also seems to have been a rather clumsy assassination attempt, compared to Russia’s last such successful venture. Perhaps would tend to point more towards those players who stumble and f-up a lot.

      Now who does that remind me of?

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    • Mr. Morris says:

      Who would have the most to gain from poisoning Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia?
      Mr. Skripal worked with MI6 agent Christopher Steele for many years. Was the Russian agent a source for the Unverfied Dossier? We know from Fusion GPS bank records the Clinton Campaign and the DNC funded the Dossier using the Perkins Coie law firm. Fusion GPS paid Christopher Steele. Christopher Steele worked closely with the Obama FBI. He said he did not want Donald Trump to become President.
      We know that Bruce Ohr #4 man in the DOJ was in contact with with Fusion founder Glenn Simpson before and after the 2016 Presidential Election and his wife Nellie Ohr a Russia expert worked for Fusion .
      Another fact that would support non Russian involvement in the poisoning of the Skripals is that former British GCHQ head Robert Hannigan was in close contact with Obama CIA chief John Brennan. Mr. Hannigan resigned suddenly from GCHQ on January 23, 2017 after President Trump’s was sworn into office.
      Is the plot to nullify our election exposing too many insiders?

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    • kevin king says:

      You are absolutely right. There is a strong anti-Russian bias in the British Establishment and the British MSM. It’s a bit odd when you think about it, since most of our ex-spies turn out to have been working with the Russians during their tenure so maybe they are just old bluffers. Either way whatever our intelligence services say (especially after Iraq) I wouldn’t trust a word of it. Craig Murray of course (from the link below) is the almost certainly the go-between Seth Rich and Julian Assange. Funnily enough Mueller hasn’t bothered to interview either of them. I wonder why that is?

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  29. Blade says:

    Sundance, in the very last sentence, I think that falsifying needs to be replaced with testifying to.

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  30. David Reznor says:

    This entire operation by the spooks against Trump is right out of the CIA playbook for psyops, and it utilizes many of the psyops operations exposed and consolidated for the first time by Ashton Gray, including, but not limited to:

    • “History” by manufactured “confession”
    • Contradictions to create confusion
    • Contradiction by multiple sources
    • Falsehoods and omissions

    In this specific instance, Clapper is wearing out this one:

    • The manipulation of time:
    “When presented, as in Watergate, with multiple seemingly consistent but actually time-contradictory accounts and stories from multiple sources—each of which purports to be ‘fact’—the perceiver’s mind can, and will, subconsciously create parallel time streams. Consider a railroad track suddenly splitting off into four or six different tracks, each regulated with a different clock, those then merging again somehow at the commonalities, with common time, then splitting again, and so on. … CIA ops commonly leave out any definite date for a described event, or give a ‘date’ that might be months or even a year or more off. Several instances have been found, by comparison to other sources, of the wrong year being given when the month and day are correct. Another psyop is to give a wrong sequence of events, especially when coupled with lack of any actual date.”

    The excerpt from Gray’s book that details these psyops is called “The CIA Psyops of Watergate and Beyond,” and is freely available here:

    http://www.chaletbooks.com/chaletreports/?p=810

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  31. Tommy Tunes says:

    How in the Hell is Mueller even a creditable Investigator ?
    https://freedomoutpost.com/cia-whistleblower-kevin-shipp-hillary-clinton-running-global-financial-criminal-syndicate/
    How Can Mueller OVERLOOK THIS Clinton Insider Connection to the HALLS of JUSTICE ?
    wagcenter.com/corporate-wags/rod-rosensteins-wife-lisa-barsoomian/

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    • Maquis says:

      He’s not. He’s dirty. When indictments come down I expect his career as Deep State fixer to come to an immediate and inglorious end.

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    • marty lopez says:

      He isn’t credible. He isn’t even legitimate. His obvious conflicts of interest disqualify him by law as does his charge, or investigation. The law stipulates there must be a crime and collusion is not a crime.

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  32. MTeresa says:

    I don’t know why, but whenever Clapper is being interviewed, he’s always looking down like he’s reading notes from a monitor on the floor. Has anyone else thought that?

    That is one creepy dude.

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  33. H&HC, 2nd-16th says:

    I must have missed my meds this morning because it seems like a lot of today’s commentators are slamming Sundance and “our cause”. Perhaps these people are new to TCTH and don’t know the pecking order of clinging to the bark on the trunk before working your way up to a twig or a branch to hang on to. Safe perches are earned and coveted – you just can’t claim one. I’m still like moss on the trunk, but its not a bad place to be!

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    • fast182 says:

      I’ve followed SD for a long time, and truly respect his work. But the lack of charges is telling, when even the publicly available info is sufficient to charge and convict Hillary, Huma, Comey, and others. Some charges must be filed NOW because there’s an active coup attempt in the country, and the primary goal must be to stop it. If a few bad guys get away because the charges were filed a little too early, then that’s the price that must be paid. I am left to conclude that these delays are just to hide/destroy/falsify evidence, to change their stories, and to let the statue of limitations run out. I’m sorry if you don’t like it, but nothing justifies further delays. The coup must be shut down now.

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      • marty lopez says:

        I see your point and who wouldn’t? Who couldn’t? I wake up every morning hoping today is the day. I don’t know how much longer I can hold my breath, but it is my intention to believe in and serve this republic, keeping the faith with this Administration and AG Sessions until I turn blue and fall over dead.

        I like to think that this is where I have been stationed. The truth is simply that this is where I find myself and, it is here that I am determined to remain constant and steadfast until the very end, taking notice of nothing, not inclement weather, nor deprivation, neither fear, nor death, as, if to quote the poet, “That I not come to a dishonored grave.”

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    • dallasdan says:

      The beauty and goodness of this site are sustained by the candid and honest exchange of opinions by reasonable, respectful people. There are several points on which opinion has become polarized, and that is not innately bad.

      When the curtain falls on this Shakespearean-worthy tragedy, numerous people will have to accept that they were dead wrong in their emphatic assertions and their personal attacks on those with differing opinions.

      I suggest the debates continue and we, collectively, synthesize and assimilate the truth as best it can be determined in the midst of the confusion and conflicting signals.

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      • Maquis says:

        Thank you, Dan. I further suggest more level-headed wisdom of the sort you have just offered us. This is indeed a special place with great people. Acrimony should be a stranger here. Our comportment needs to relect our committment to the discovery of truth and the furtherance of justice, with a large helping of comity.

        America wasn’t saved in a day.

        GBPDJT
        🇺🇸

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      • marty lopez says:

        Very well written and except for the evaluation of the article itself, entirely wrong. Where have you been for the last 45 years? The Clinton/Obama Democrats don’t recognize fact as having any special relevance. It either advances their agenda, or it doesn’t. They are more than amoral. They don’t even recognize reality itself as an impediment.

        If you think they are capable of recognizing, synthesizing, or assimilating anything that doesn’t advance their agenda which is always obtaining power than you are as much a part of the problem as they are. This isn’t any live fire exercise as much it is enemy action and the very republic is in harm’s way.

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  34. anthdohmy says:

    So Fusion GPS if a “private security company”? Did Clapper brief any members of Congress that they were getting information from a “private security company”? Cause that makes one think in an entirely different direction about the source.

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    • Newhere says:

      Same thing caught my attention. At some point, the manifestly inaccurate and wildly contradictory statements from the highest levels of the last administration must be considered to *matter.* How can those even pretending to report this story keep overlooking that, from the moment this broke in 1/17, the director of the FBI (Comey), the director of the CIA (Brennan), and the ODNI (Clapper) feigned ignorance about the defamatory dossier in order to react with bewilderment at how the dossier came to be circulating throughout DC and spoon-fed to “journalists;” in order to surreptitiously inflate the dossier’s implied credibility with offhand, nonsense descriptions like “private security company” when they knew better; and in order to justify briefing the president and president-elect on a tabloid hit-piece, under the guise of “letting them know it’s out there.” Juxtaposing these odd actions and statements to what we now know they knew — there’s nowhere to hide. And yet they do, in plain sight, with paid appearances and smug interviews. It’s like we’re living in Memento.

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  35. Donzo says:

    If Claptrap had any sense he’d keep his yapper shut. That he feels he can still wiggle out means the prosecutors have yet to interview him. That is to say, he’s directly in their sights.

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  36. Why would anyone believe anything Clapper says…he lies freely about everything…frightening that he was in a position of authority…actually, everyone in Obama’s administration, including himself, is/was a practiced liar.

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  37. Bonitabaycane says:

    As a “contributor” to CNN, Clapper has earned a promotion to be a “contributor” to GITMO. 🙂

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  38. technerd55 says:

    Clapper lied to Congress with no consequence. Why not lie to Don Lemon on an irrelevant news show. At this point, “what difference does it make”?

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  39. Mike diamond says:

    Don’t the lemon!!!!!???my gosh what a sour pus !!! Obama hired the worst !

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  40. Mike diamond says:

    Don is a lemon ! Is what I was trying to say !!

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  41. John Q Public says:

    He was a general officer. Does our military teach people to lie? What happened to “duty, honor, country”?

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  42. The Deep State and Institutional cohorts ventured into uncharted terrain pressing their attack into the post-election phase, interregnum and active presidency (or for conspiracy enthusiasts maybe no so unprecedented if JFK is included in the mix). Campaign dirty tricks (with full establishment/intelligence agency support) morphs into a coup. This is a huge escalation. They thought they could handle him even with a key coup dissident, NSA’s Rogers, on board. Big mistake. QAnon has to emanating out of the Rogers circle (or maybe Flynn’s DIA), but there’s a military imprimatur.

    Trump is a brilliant counter-puncher. He telegraphs Fred Flinstone blowhard. But his bluster is always a well-devised trap that the smarty-pants can’t resist throwing a fast punch at. Even Bannon so-called confidante (and self-described political ‘mentor’) thought he had the measure of his ‘protege’. Bannon was a classic smarty-pants eaten up with hubris and self-delusion.

    Trump has Reagan’s natural instincts but augmented with a Manhattan developer’s barracuda smile. I was always a Trump supporter because I felt a the country desperately needed a business perspective as opposed to just another lawyerly get-along artist. Attorneys never really move the ball forward. They just take bites out of what’s already there. It’s been a revelation and a pleasure watching Trump maneuver. More of it, Sir.

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  43. rsmith1776 says:

    Hello, Guantanamo?

    We the People would like to make a reservation for tonight.

    The name is Clapper.

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  44. kevin king says:

    What’s really telling here is how Trump refers to Michael Cohen and the fact he wasn’t out of the country in 2016 and certainly not in Prague in August 2016, where the Dossier has him conspiring with the creme de la creme of the Putin set. This is never spoken about , not by CNN not by Adam Schiff not by any of the liars out there who simply want to dissemble and sow discord. It would have taken the FBI 2 minutes to ring up Cohen and ask him to let them in on up to his office so they could also check his passport.They never did this of course. Neither has Mueller. Which begs the question. Have Mueller or Schiff ever even bothered to read the Dossier? I think I know the answer to that one.

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  45. MACAULAY says:

    Clapper was guilty of perjury; was not charged; and the Statute of Limitations ran yesterday.

    Yet, I hold out a vague hope that Washington D. C. is not the Sewage Lagoon it now appears to be….based on the tenuous thread provided by criminals: Strzok, Page and Ohr.

    It is so obvious that all three should have been unceremoniously FIRED (and their precious Pensions taken away)…and it is almost as obvious that all three should have already been INDICTED…that they must be, as Sundance has said, Cooperating (Singing)….and will be Fired later. And also Indicted later….unless they can deliver some bigger fish.

    They get fired…and go to jail, or give up Comey, McCabe, maybe Clapper, Brennan etc.—or this country has no hope of recovering from Obama’s Comprehensive Corruption of the Justice Department and its subsidiaries.

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  46. Woohoohoo! Look at Clapper’s body language and facial expressions. He was squirming and slithering all over that chair.

    That man was lying his ass off!

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  47. jeans2nd says:

    There are many people could have leaked this info to CN&N. But Clapper has lied in the CN&N clip today (yesterday).

    25 Oct 2017, Clapper was telling the same story as Clapper’s 11 Jan 2017 statement. Four months later, the story changes.

    From PBS’ The Putin Files James Clapper. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWLF5pmPF24
    Re: the 6 Jan 2017 briefing at Trump Tower –
    39:43
    Clapper – “The then-President-Elect was affable, courteous, even complimentary, of the presentation…He paid attention and , he and his team asked, pretty good questions. There was no pushback.”

    40:20
    Q – “But on the January 11th press conference that Trump gives soon after…”
    40:50
    Clapper – “In his news conference on January 11, in which he likened the Intelligence Community to Nazis…that’s what occasioned my calling him, about that, about the reference.”

    43:05
    Clapper – “He did bring that (the dossier) up when I called him, and wanted me to put out a statement rebutting it, which I, I couldn’t do, I couldn’t affirm it or deny it. And the point was, in briefing him about it, was, was to inform him of it’s existence. We felt a duty to warn, if you will, just so that he knew that it was out there. A lot of people in the media already had it, at least two members of Congress had it. I learned about it very, rather belatedly. It was after, not long after we began to work on the Intelligence Community Assessment was when I first learned of it.”

    Clapper lies consistently. That much is certain.
    There are only a couple ways the leaks could be conclusively attributed to one leaker. One gives away sources and methods.

    But, Pres Trump has already told us how we, and they, know for certain who is the leaker –
    “The leaks are real, the news is fake.”
    Iow, Black Hat Hunting. Simple. Thank you, Gen Flynn.

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  48. Donna in Oregon says:

    It appears Mr. Clapper drew the short straw. Brennan (the commie) should be the target IMHO. The Balkans were prime for manipulation by Farkus and Brennan which is mentioned as a point of access for the muh Russia intel.

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  49. marty lopez says:

    So wha?. The entire country caught him lying under oath to Congress. Lying is what dirt bags, subversives and incompetents go to as their default position.

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