A fake dossier was constructed by anti-Trump operatives eventually linked to the Hillary Clinton campaign. Obama government officials, knowing the dossier was highly suspect, proceeded to leak it to high-placed media allies in order to initiate and further promote its anti-Trump agenda.
James Clapper, serving as Barack Obama’s National Intelligence Agency Director, appears to have clearly been among those involved.
Days earlier D.C. Whispers informed readers that Clapper’s name was about to become front and center in the ongoing investigation into the fake Trump Dossier as well as his part in coordinating the anti-Trump attack with other Obama-era officials including then-FBI Director James Comey.
It appears that time has now arrived:
Via The Federalist:
APRIL 27, 2018 By Sean Davis
A newly declassified report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections reveals that former intelligence chief James Clapper lied to Congress about information he shared with CNN on the infamous Steele dossier.
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.
When asked directly whether he had ever discussed the dossier with any journalists, Clapper replied that he had not, according to a transcript of the proceedings:
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, who previously lied to Congress about whether the U.S. government was electronically spying on millions of Americans, was subsequently hired by CNN just months after his leak. Although he eventually apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for lying to Congress about government mass surveillance of American citizens, he subsequently told MSNBC that the question to which he responded–“Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?”–was a gotcha question similar to, “When did you stop beating your wife?”