Clapper On Hillary Funding 'Trump Dossier': What Difference Does It Make?

Tyler Durden's picture

While Democrats, old and new, are abandoning the sinking Hillary Clinton ship, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is still "with her."

As Daily Caller reports, Clapper is shrugging off news that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee funded the research behind the dossier on Donald Trump (and lied about it non-stop for almost a year). Clapper said the only thing that matters is whether the information is “corroborated.”

“With respect to the dossier itself, the key thing is it doesn’t matter who paid for it,” Clapper told Erin Burnett on “OutFront” Wednesday night.


“It’s what the dossier said and the extent to which it’s corroborated or not.”

In other words: What Difference Does It Make?

Despite saying he doesn’t care who put up the money for the dossier, Clapper was suggesting that an “audit trail” could substantiate who actually did pay for it - although that seems to have been already demonstrated.

“When we did our intelligence committee assessment, we were aware that there had been research done and that some Republican candidates, as a matter of fact, had contracted through Fusion GPS to obtain what it later became known as the dossier,” Clapper noted, adding that the project was then transferred to the DNC and Hillary for America.


“This is something that bears an audit trail by experts in finances that can track the auditing for this,” he suggested to CNN, because that would enable investigators “to see who was responsible for it.”

Clapper then told CNN that he believes the U.S. intelligence community was able to validate portions of the dossier that suggest Trump exercised little political acumen while in Russia.

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evoila's picture

Eff this guy. Lying sack of crap. Get him off the air. So if it doesn't matter who paid for it, then what difference does it make if Russia or whoever the hell else buys ads or publishes news, as long as its true?

E.F. Mutton's picture

He knows Hillary will likely never see the inside of a jail, but he might.

He also doesn't want an invite to the Midnight Picnic at Ft. Marcy Park

remain calm's picture

Which only means he is more crrroked than she is, he is the head of The Peyronies Club in DC.

The Alarmist's picture

Clap on, Clap off ... the Clapper should shut his mouth now that it is fairly well established that this is fake intelligence.

Bud Dry's picture

Fuck these people...  If I did .00000000000000000001% of the shit they did they would hang me, shoot me, and cut my fucking head off!

jcaz's picture

So Clapper- tell us the ONE thing you know for sure- what does Hillary's ass taste like?

An old FOB,  barely trying to bail Hillary- and himself- out once again- it's wearing on them.......

Billy the Poet's picture

The problem isn't that Hillary paid for opposition research. The problem is that Hillary funneled money to people connected to Putin and the Kremlin, lied about it in legally required disclosure documents and then enjoined her allies to hamstring Trump with charges of colluding with the Russians.

Radioactive Ideas's picture

This is an attempt to redirect the actual important part of the findings (that the Clintons took bribes and profitted from State Dept decisions related to the Uranium One deal). If you can't arugue the facts, argue the law...

y3maxx's picture

It's what a person says when they're complicit.

DeadFred's picture

What was he able to corroborate?

1 Trump does in fact exist

2 He did take a trip to Russia at one point in time

So we can conclude that many, if not all, of the other statements in the report may, in fact, be true.


Intelligence Community logic

Not Too Important's picture

The Director of National Intelligence sits on the CFIUS Committee, the committee that approved the UraniumOne sale to Russia. James Clapper knew everything about the FBI investigation taking place, and gave his vote of approval anyway.

James Clapper is a traitor to the US just like everyone else on that committee. Which included Barack Obama, who we now know was receiving daily intelligence briefings on the ongoing FBI investigation.

A giant question is, what else did the CFIUS Committee also approve while these traitors were running the show???


Yog Soggoth's picture

Well I think we can all conclude that nothing that would benefit the USA was approved even if we don't have the details yet. Clappers attempt at steering the public view is just shining a spotlight on the whole affair, for those who were not paying attention. Classic backfire.

eatthebanksters's picture

I wonder if the day will come that Hillary's rats turn on her...

two hoots's picture

Clapper places himself and the Clinton campagin and the DNC above the law and definetily above normal citizenship given his concerns.  He had too much power and no one has put him in his proper place.   Time for the administration to give Clapper the experience of "everyone has a plan until they get punched in the nose".  

Ms. Erable's picture

I disagree. The problem is that Hitlery isn't already serving 20+ years in a federal penitentiary for having an illegal server and mishandling classified information. And we all know that's just the tip of the iceberg with this piece of shit.

11b40's picture

Not to mention that the FBI used this phoney dossier to obtain a FISA warrant to evesdrop on the Trump campaign, a documant they knew to be tainted, and possibly affect the outcome of a Presidential election.

Nexus789's picture

That is potentially seditious behaviour. Just one of the many alleged crimes. 

Killtruck's picture

Just a reminder, this is the guy who lied under oath to Congress. 

Put him in the cell with Corzine!...oh, wait.

CheapBastard's picture

I wish I were Too Big to Jail, also.

Omen IV's picture

Clapper talking to himself: "I hate White Privilege (which is defined as people with an IQ greater than 100) What this country needs is 300 million Black & Brown to take the IQ average down to 70!"

and then Hillary and your humble narrator and all of us on the inside will be free ... forever to fuck the system


NoDebt's picture

At least when Harry Reid lied about Romney's taxes, Obama won.  Hillary rips off a masterpiece of political fabrication (passed off as legitimate intelligence info) and still loses the election.

Harry had the good sense to say it on the Senate floor, so no charges could ever be brought against him.  Hillary does it right out in the open with no protections against prosecution.

The only reason anybody thinks Hillary is smart is because they were ordered to think that.


The Alarmist's picture

She screwed the party so bad, they will do anything to stop a third try. Hell, they even threw Harvey Weinstein under the bus. The old biddy simply refuses to pack it in. That's perhaps the reason the DNC finally copped to the charges they AND HRC were behind the dossier.

Chuck Walla's picture

I have to admire Clapper. When he's bought, he stays bought. Honor among thieves exists.

D-REGZ's picture

Why should anyone listen to a word this fat faced chode has to say? He stood up and lied to you and I and everyone else in this country.

TeamDepends's picture

+1 for "fat faced chode". He does resemble a rusty scro'. Probably a hobosexual as well.

D-REGZ's picture

Double post due to massive ads.

Carl Spackler's picture

Love the name... EF Mutton... when EF goes bahhh the sheep follow?

peippe's picture

the technical name is the Classic Revolver & Blunderbuss Show & Shine Midnight Koffee Klatch..............

& yeah you don't want an invite.

dark pools of soros's picture

would we watch less CNN if we went to their website or stay here?

kellys_eye's picture

...but when thousands of dubious emails are revealed they complain 'they were stolen so let's ignore the content of them'

Gorgeous's picture

RT paid for an opinion billboard => "Foreign agents of collusion"

DNC paid for libelous Trump Dossier => "So what?"

Do we see aaaannnnyyyy political bias by our former top law enforcement official?

hedgeless_horseman's picture


So, she took part of the $150,000,000 she got from Russians for 20% of America's Uranium and paid some foreigner to make up shit about Trump being influenced by the Russians.

Yes, she got the secret Presidential Debate questions from CNN before the debates to make her look smart.

OK, she also took tens of millions of dollars from Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Wall Street.

And she got some Americans killed running guns for Al Qaeda in Libya.

Big deal.

But it's not like she murdered one of her own, DNC staffer Seth Rich, because he gave her campaign manager's emails to Wikileaks, or anything.

She's good people.

prymythirdeye's picture

And that isn't even scratching the surface.  She was just as, if not more brutal during her Mena days.

The Clinton Chronicles


dogismycopilot's picture

Hillary Clinton is JEZEBEL.

Bill Clinton is AHAB.

They sacrifice children to BAEL.

The Paradigm

detached.amusement's picture

more tossing around names that you have no clue what they mean or who they pertain to

too ignorant to realize you're doing the equivalent of quoting popular mechanics about 911

YUNOSELL's picture

and don't forget the Clinton Foundation exploiting the earthquake in Haiti for billions from people who wanted to donate to a good cause charity, and they barely rebuilt anything and basically used the money to obtain land mineral rights in Haiti for their cronies

Yog Soggoth's picture

You forgot the child stealing after the quake. Remember Huma and Hillary were emailing how to get Laura Silsby out of Haitian jail, and then later they got her a job at Amber alert.

corporatewhore's picture

Deep State.

The Truth is out there.

Robert A. Heinlein's picture

So the guy just shit on the Constitution.  Hang him by his balls. 

fwiw imho's picture

and lied under oath to congress.

Anunnaki's picture

One liar, who should be in jail, defending another who should be swinging from the end of a rope

cosmyccowboy's picture

i'll sing the anthem when hillary is swining from the flagpole!

Dead Indiana Sky's picture

The dawn's early light would surely be blotted out entirely.  But I will be with you, shoulder to shoulder.

Ron_Mexico's picture

I'm gonna have to kneel for that, but just so I can steady my camera.

Omen IV's picture

Clapper has a deadpan unbelievable delivery similiar to Brennan - but the both of them plus Comey all have the same credibility when facts are presented and they are held accountable for what they said.

I want to hear McCabe next. The FBI should fire everyone at the top four levels at least to change the culture - and appoint an outside administrator for ten years given the level of corruption and all the other intelligence services as well

ScumBags who hate American Citizens

Mr. Pain's picture

Clapper is a criminal. He will fall soon enough.