Did ex-intelligence chief Clapper say FBI spied on Trump campaign?
Did ex-intelligence chief Clapper say FBI spied on Trump campaign? published by Oan
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President Donald Trump has hinted that the Obama administration inserted a mole in his presidential campaign to undercut his candidacy. In an early morning tweet he offered what seemed to be proof from none other than former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
In a tweet Trump appeared to quote Clapper as saying "Trump should be happy that the FBI was SPYING on his campaign." Trump followed that with "No James Clapper I am not happy. Spying on a campaign would be During a Tuesday appearance on the View no less than the former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper described what was done by the Obama administration to Donald’s Trump campaign as “spying.”
Although Clapper said he does not like the word “spying” (considering how the disclosure of this spying has blown up in the Obama administration’s face who can blame him?) he still used the word twiceâ€Š—â€Šbecause there is no other word.
Sounding rattled and defensive even though he was among friends Clapper a left-wing partisan who served as DNI during the Obama administration attempted to spin the “spying” into something that was for Trump’s own good and the good of the country.
“With the informant business well the point here is the Russians ” Clapper volunteered. “Not spying on the campaign but what are the Russians doing? And in a sense unfortunately what they were trying to do is protect our political system and protect the campaign.”
View co-host Joy Behar asked “Trump … claims it’s spying. Other people say it’s a whistleblower or informantâ€Š—â€Šhe says it’s spying it’s bigger than Watergate. So I ask you was the FBI spying on Trump’s campaign?”
Again describing what happened as “spying ” Clapper said the “spying” was done on the Russians not on the Trump campaign (as I will explain below this is simply not true).
“No they were not ” Clapper replied. “They were spying on a term I don’t particularly like but on what the Russians were doing. Trying to understand were the Russians infiltrating trying to gain access trying to gain leverage or influence which is what they do.”
It is fascinating watching the anti-Trump media attempt to hurl semantics as a means to smear Trump as a liar for calling straight-up spying spying.
Th Back-and-forth between Aaron Blake an anti-Trump activist for the far-left Washington Post and Fox News’s Brit Hume shows you just how foolish the media are willing to look to pretend the Obama administration did not spy on the Trump campaign even though that is now a proven fact.
and a scandal to boot!"
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