Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is the latest high-level Obama-era official to be accused of wrongdoing in the Trump-Russia collusion case.
The House Intelligence Committee’s declassified report states that shortly after then-FBI Director James Comey had briefed both President Obama and President-elect Trump about the dossier on January 6, 2017, James Clapper leaked this information to CNN reporter Jake Tapper, and probably others.
The media had been sitting on this story waiting for what James Comey, in one of the four memos he leaked to the New York Times through his professor friend, Dan Richman, called “a hook.”
This meant receiving word that both Obama and Trump had been told before they ran the story.
Clapper’s leak gave the media the green light to report the story, which was published on January 10, 2017.
CNN said their source was “two national security officials.”
BuzzFeed published the full dossier shortly after that.
The video below shows Clapper lying. He tells CNN he had no contact with the media until he left the government on January 20th.
Mollie Hemingway, of the Federalist, points out that Comey’s briefing of the dossier to both Obama and Trump was a “set-up.” She believes “Comey’s briefing was scheduled and held just so it could be leaked to journalists who needed an excuse to publish a dossier nobody had verified.”
Her theory is correct.
Tucker Carlson comments on the findings of the report.
The report says that Clapper lied about his leak when he later testified before Congress.
It also found that “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.”
It is also noteworthy that Clapper signed an employment contract with CNN several months after leaking the information to Jake Tapper.
Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee wrote a “coordinated response” to the full committee’s report.
While they admit Clapper leaked information to CNN, they remind everyone that he did not commit a crime.
“Evaluated in context, Clapper denied leaking classified information, while acknowledging that, as DNI, he engaged in legitimate discussion of unclassified, non-intelligence information with Tapper.”
They seem to have the same definition of leak as Comey.
Clapper’s leak was not illegal, however, it was unethical. It’s the same unethical behavior that we’ve seen over and over again from Obama’s trusted officials.
Recall Susan Rice appearing on five Sunday morning talk shows repeating the lie that the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi was a spontaneous protest over a video that mocked Islam.
Recall Rice’s email to herself an hour before Trump was inaugurated “Obama wants us to do everything by the book.”
Clapper now joins the long (and growing) list of top Obama officials who have abused their power.
So consumed with hatred for Trump, they seem to believe that their actions to derail his candidacy, and later, to delegitimize his presidency, were acceptable.
“Robert Mueller Unmasked”
Journalist Pamela Geller published Congressman Louis Gohmert’s report on Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Her calls for Mueller’s resignation and the report itself can be viewed here.
The report visits the highlights of Mueller’s career in law enforcement starting with his questionable actions in the 1980’s as a young assistant and then acting U. S. Attorney through his appointment to the Special Counsel in the Trump Russia collusion case.
Throughout his career, Mueller’s decisions have been based more on politics and emotion than on the rule of law. Gohmert writes:
I was one of the few who were NOT surprised when Mueller started selecting his assistants in the Special Counsel’s office who had reputations for being bullies, for indicting people who were not guilty of the charges, for forcing people toward bankruptcy by running up their attorney’s fees (while the bullies in the Special Counsel’s office enjoy an apparently endless government budget), or by threatening innocent family members with prosecution so the Special Counsel’s victim would agree to pleading guilty to anything to prevent the Kafka-esque prosecutors from doing more harm to their families.
The pattern is there. Are you seeing it?
If he finds no evidence, or insufficient evidence, to prosecute a case, Mueller has established a pattern of “finding something else” to charge the individual with.
If he can’t find evidence that Trump colluded with the Russians, then he will get him for Obstruction of Justice.
He has ruined people’s lives with his ruthless disregard for the truth. Examples include the late Senator Ted Stevens, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, Scooter Libby, and Dr. Stephen Hatfill, who was wrongfully charged in the Anthrax case following the 9/11 attacks.
Hatfill received a $5.82 million settlement from the government because he was so unjustly treated by Mueller’s FBI.
He prosecuted Ted Stevens for allegedly underpaying for renovations to his cabin in Alaska.
The case was responsible for Steven’s narrow 2008 loss for re-election to the Senate. His vote could have blocked Obamacare.
Years later, after Stevens had been killed in an airplane crash, it was revealed that Mueller’s FBI had concealed evidence from his defense attorneys that would have exonerated him.
“After a report substantiated massive improprieties by the FBI and DOJ in the investigation and prosecution of Senator Stevens, the result was ultimately a complete dismissal of the conviction.”
Robert Mueller never, ever should have been appointed as the Special Counsel in the Trump case.
He was Comey’s ruthless and “J. Edgar Hooveresque” mentor and Rod Rosenstein was very aware of this.
The last portion of the report focuses in depth on Robert Mueller’s many and significant conflicts of interests.
It is well worth reading pages 38-48 of the report.
Need For A Second Special Counsel
Last week, we added James Clapper and John Brennan to the list of former high-level Obama era officials who acted corruptly and abused their power.
When is enough enough?
What will it take for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate this web of deception?
The Mueller team has thoroughly completed their search for evidence of Trump-Russia collusion and found none.
Their task is now completed and the investigation should be closed.
We still wait for the DOJ Inspector General’s report that’s been expected “any day now” since February.
On a positive note, investigative reporter Sara Carter believes that FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page may be cooperating with investigators from the IG’s office.
Summing up, the evidence against all of these corrupt officials is starting to amount to something. Consider all we learned last week.
1. The House Intelligence Committee declassified their findings on the Trump Russia investigation, which exonerated Trump.
2. Judicial Watch received 300 pages of emails the IG’s office had been able to recover from the 32,000 Hillary tried to destroy with Bleachbit. Ten almost entirely redacted, CLASSIFIED emails, were found in this group. As I reported last week, the emails dealt with Mid East policy. Not Chelsea’s wedding or yoga routines. This is a valid reason to reopen the investigation into her use of a private server.
3. John Brennan’s obsessive hatred of Trump compelled him to push the FBI to open an investigation into what they knew to be a bogus, politically motivated case.
4. James Clapper leaked information that Trump and Obama had been briefed about the Trump dossier to CNN. The story was widely reported and Buzzfeed published the dossier.
5. Congressman Louis Gohmert released a lengthy informative report about Robert Mueller’s history of corruption from his early days to his role in the Trump Investigation.
6. We learned that the Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, who met with Donald Trump, Jr. in 2016, was a government informant.
She worked for the Russian prosecutor general. Also, she was never even contacted by Mueller’s team for questioning which is quite telling.
7. Comey, who is under investigation by the IG, continued his book tour and shows us that he continues to live in an alternate universe.
What we need now is one big, explosive catalyst – the release of the IG report would fit the bill nicely.
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