Clapper Busted Leaking Dossier Details To CNN's Jake Tapper, Lying To Congress About It

Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) turned CNN commentator James Clapper not only leaked information related to the infamous "Steele dossier" to CNN's Jake Tapper while Clapper was in office - it appears he also lied about it to Congress, under oath.

Clapper was one of the "two national security officials" cited in CNN's report -published minutes after Buzzfeed released the full Steele dossier.

The revelation that Clapper was responsible for leaking details of both the dossier and briefings to two presidents on the matter is significant, because former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey wrote in one of four memos that he leaked that the briefing of Trump on salacious and unverified allegations from the dossier was necessary because “CNN had them and were looking for a news hook.” -The Federalist

So Comey said that Trump needed to be briefed on the Dossier's allegations since CNN "had them" - because James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence at the time, provided that information to the same network he now works for.

And who's idea was it to brief Trump on the dossier? JAMES CLAPPER - according to former FBI Director James Comey's memos: 

“I said there was something that Clapper wanted me to speak to the [president-elect] about alone or in a very small group,” Comey wrote. 

The revelations detailing Clapper's leak to CNN can be found in a 253-page report by the House Intelligence Committee majority released on Friday - which also found "no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded, coordinated, or conspired with the Russian government."

As Sean Davis of The Federalist bluntly states: "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."

From Clapper's Congressional testimony: 

MR. ROONEY: Did you discuss the dossier or any other intelligence related to Russia hacking of the 2016 election with journalists?

MR. CLAPPER: No.

Clapper later changed his tune after he was confronted about his communications with Tapper: 

“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,” the report reads. “Clapper’s discussion with Tapper took place in early January 2017, around the time IC leaders briefed President Obama and President-elect Trump, on ‘the Christopher Steele information,’ a two-page summary of which was ‘enclosed in’ the highly-classified version of the ICA,” or intelligence community assessment. 

As Jack Posobiec adds, "To be clear: CNN's Jake Tapper participated in a leak of highly classified information from James Clapper and knowingly participated in a cover-up of it that has gone on for months, during which time CNN hired Clapper as a paid contributor."

The Daily Caller's Chuck Ross notes that Clapper also denied speaking to the media in a March conversation with CNN's Don Lemon. 

And let's not forget, Jake Tapper has been participating in the lie.

Indeed it is Don - as The Federalist's Mollie Hemmingway wrote in January - Comey's account of Trump's briefing on the dossier suggested that it was a setup from the beginning - and that it was only done in order to legitimize the story and justify leaking the unverified and salacious details to journalists.

Let's bring it home with Mollie Hemmingway's summary from January which hits the nail on the head: 

So Comey, at Clapper’s expressed behest, told Trump that CNN was “looking for a news hook” to publish dossier allegations. He said this in the briefing of Trump that almost immediately leaked to CNN, which provided them the very news hook they sought and needed.

This briefing, and the leaking of it, legitimized the dossier, which touched off the Russia hysteria. That hysteria led to a full-fledged media freakout. During the freakout, Comey deliberately refused to say in public what he acknowledged repeatedly in private — that the President of the United States was not under investigation. He even noted in his memos that he told the president at least three times that he was not under investigation. Comey’s refusal to admit publicly what he kept telling people privately led to his firing. -The Federalist

We look forward to James Clapper talking his way out of this on CNN during carefully scripted conversations with fellow talking heads.

Comments

zuuma CJgipper Fri, 04/27/2018 - 17:21 Permalink

UNIC = eunuch?

I recommend guillotines. Outstanding political tool of the past.

Just lop the heads, salt 'em, & put them up for auction.

Rifle targets, mantlepieces, doorstops, use as blocks holding up mobile homes (instead of cinderblocks)

Run the bodies through a woodchiper (a la FARGO), and empty the tank 12 miles off shore as chum

Why mess with prison? some new regime will spring them to crap on us all over again.

 

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Keyser Killtruck Fri, 04/27/2018 - 20:12 Permalink

Clapper is a proven liar that has lied to Congress before, on national TV... Lock his ass up, along with Brennan, Jarett, Powers and the rest of the Hitler Youth in the Soetoro administration... Treason is too good a term for them, enemy combatants is a better term and opens the door to send their asses to Gitmo, forever... 

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Tarzan Stan522 Sat, 04/28/2018 - 05:50 Permalink

More like sucking Hillary's dick.  Clapper is simply one of many.  There's a long list of Traitors that lined up to kneel before their queen and betray our Country.

After The House cleared Trump and he tweeted the investigation should end "NOW", Brennan tweeted the following. 

From the Gateway Pundit

John Brennan Issues Warning to POTUS About Mueller’s Investigation “Stay Tuned, Mr. Trump…”

John Brennan tweeted: A highly partisan, incomplete, and deeply flawed report by a broken House Committee means nothing. The Special Counsel’s work is being carried out by professional investigators—not political staffers. SC’s findings will be comprehensive & authoritative. Stay tuned, Mr. Trump….

A highly partisan, incomplete, and deeply flawed report by a broken House Committee means nothing. The Special Counsel’s work is being carried out by professional investigators—not political staffers. SC’s findings will be comprehensive & authoritative. Stay tuned, Mr. Trump…. https://t.co/Jx3jh8fomu

— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) April 27, 2018

 

The “professional investigators” Brennan is referring to on Mueller’s team is a who’s who of corrupt and conflicted Obama and Hillary cronies.  As we reported over the past year Mueller’s team consists of the following:

  • Rush Atkinson, an attorney on detail from the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section at the Department of Justice
    — Donated $200 to Clinton in 2016
  • Peter Carr – DOJ spokesman under Barack Obama.
  • Andrew Goldstein, a public corruption prosecutor on detail from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York
     Worked under Trump-basher Preet Bharara in the liberal New York southern district.
  • Adam Jed, an appellate attorney on detail from DOJ’s Civil Division. — Defended Obamacare at the DOJ.
  • Elizabeth Prelogar, an appellate attorney on detail from the Office of the Solicitor General. -Fluent in Russian; former law clerk to Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan.
  • James Quarles, a former partner at WilmerHale and a former assistant special prosecutor for the Watergate Special Prosecution Force. –Former assistant special prosecutor on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force.
  • Jeannie Rhee, a former partner at WilmerHale who has served in the Office of Legal Counsel at DOJ and as an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia. — Rhee is a Clinton Foundation Lawyer and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel under Barack Obama.
  • Brandon Van Grack, an attorney on detail from the Justice Department’s National Security Division.
    — Led a grand jury inquiry in Northern Virginia scrutinizing former Trump associate Michael Flynn’s foreign lobbying.
  • Aaron Zebley, a former partner at WilmerHale who has previously served with Mueller at the FBI and has served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. — Worked with Robert Mueller at the WilmerHale firm. 
  • Zainab Ahmad, a top national security prosecutor on detail from U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York.
  • Michael Dreeben, an appellate attorney on detail from the Office of the Solicitor General, described by former colleagues as one of the brightest criminal law experts of the past two generations.

Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page were thrown off of the investigation after Trump-hating text messages between the two FBI agents were discovered by the IG.

John Brennan was involved in this attempted coup which is why he’s lashing out on his Twitter account.

In fact, Chairman Nunes is currently investigating whether John Brennan perjured himself in a public testimony about the dossier.

When revolution comes, rather then red on blue, black on white, it should be Americans on the coup members asses! 

Make a list of these racketeers, they will not repent, will not relent, and must be brought down by FORCE! 

It's obvious Congress and the DOJ have no control over the agencies they're purported to oversee, much less over these coup members... 

Prove us wrong, and do something Sessions, before the People have to take this matter into our own hands, and vigilantes rule streets!

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CuttingEdge shovelhead Sat, 04/28/2018 - 10:12 Permalink

Not sure sucking dick or pussy is Clapper's forte...

You know the way hairs on the back of your neck stand up instinctively? Or your skin starts crawling in revulsion? When you see an image of John Podesta?

Same here for me with this vermin. Call it instinct.

 

But, whatever else, he is a verifiable (by his own stupid actions), and certifiable category A cunt of the highest order. Sub-human detritus that seriously needs flushing down the pan (followed by a gallon of hydrochloric acid...just to be sure).

Unfortunately, I don't think they hang for treason and sedition anymore. The fact that all of these cunts could be nailed bang to rights under 18 US Code Chapter 115 on six or more different sub codes is somewhere no one is prepared to go - even Jarrett at Fox who repeatedly cites far-lesser felonies as applicable. Maybe they are trying to avoid a deluge of shite so great the American conscious would have a very hard time coming to grips with it (at least the corrupt progressive half of it).

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FBaggins CuttingEdge Sat, 04/28/2018 - 14:55 Permalink

Actually, it is Trump and the Ziocon bastards running his administration who are the lying machines. Apart from the "steel dossier" Russia-bashing clap-trap US soap opera, Clapper at least had the guts to tell Obama that it was the Zionist who were misleading him with fake intelligence, and that the Muslim Brotherhood was not what was causing the problems in the ME.  In any case people should know that it was the British who first militarized the Muslim Brotherhood for insurgency, terrorism, and destabilization efforts in the ME, and it was the Americans who mostly took over the work of the British, where the recruitment, radicalization,  militarization, insurgency, and terrorism efforts have known no monetary or moral limits since. This entire scheme has been backed by the Zionists from the beginning and continues to be used to destabilize the ME for regime change, Zio expansionism, Western controlled oil and gas monopolies, and substance for sustaining the US petro-dollar. The Zionist (including Trump their puppet) will never forgive Clapper for his opposition to them. 

Fake Intelligence Supports Zionist Warmongering

“President Donald Trump, like several presidents before him, has been misled with misinformation fed to him by Zionist-infiltrated intelligence-agencies. Furthermore, he has not helped himself by selecting advisors and officials who are established supporters of that agenda.

Donald Trump has caught on to “fake news.” Now he needs to learn about fake intelligence and fake conventional wisdom, and recognize what its general purport is likely to be. He also needs to bring new people into his administration, consistent with the positions that got him elected, who do not subscribe to that fake conventional wisdom.”

https://nationalvanguard.org/2017/04/fake-intelligence-supports-zionist…

 

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bigloser Tarzan Sat, 04/28/2018 - 09:46 Permalink

Perhaps that is the plan. Allow these traitors to roam free until they make an untimely acquaintance with a true patriot or group of patriots.

Then they will get street justice, mob rule, death by the most gruesome manner. Brennan, Clapper, Tapper, Chuck Todd, Comey and many others are certainly deserving.

The evidence is there, and you are correct. Either the justice department handles this or some vigilante will, I have little doubt. 

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shovelhead Keyser Sat, 04/28/2018 - 07:57 Permalink

Nah, You're the one that doesn't get it...

Americans love to offend people as a general rule. There was that Tea business in Boston right off the bat. Then we sent a nice letter to letter to King George and he ignored it. That ended that politeness angle.

So you could say we were a bit rude right from the beginning. It's better to ask forgiveness than permission has been the M.O. of America right from the beginning.

It's the British Legacy to America without the courtly pretense.

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Withdrawn Sanction Keyser Sat, 04/28/2018 - 07:46 Permalink

"Clapper is a proven liar that has lied to Congress before, on national TV.."

He's head of a nest of spies.  In other words, he's the head professional liar.  That's what spies do.  If they told the truth, their gig is up.  If he spies, he lies.  It's the way it works.  So given that, why would ANYONE believe a word this sub-human says.  

What all this released evidence says however, is that Mueller's "investigation" is over.  There was no "Russian collusion" and thus his reason for being no longer exists.  Thank him for his service, then shut it down.  If he refuses to go, arrest him.  Fire all the political appointees in the Justice Dept for good measure (just as the Clintons did in 1993), and reassign all the prosecutors in the Southern District of NYC to Des Moines or Anchorage or Fresno.    

Mueller is past his expiration date and beginning to go rancid.  Dispatch him and watch the establishments' heads explode.  

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ThePhantom Killtruck Fri, 04/27/2018 - 22:57 Permalink

jesus christ ... pull back the curtain on America and what do you find...? rotten fucking crooks left right and center... cheating the American People .. i hope they pay dearly for their crimes. which are true crimes unlike the men and women growing and smoking medicinal herbs which believe it or not are saving lives... 20% reduction in opioid deaths in Medical States.. safest drug out there only being beat by coffee. locking people in cages for that is Nazi..

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shovelhead Killtruck Sat, 04/28/2018 - 07:35 Permalink

The funniest part of this (If you like Keystone Kops style entertainment) is that nobody has to get anyone to flip and rat anyone out. Just give Comey the floor.

Honestly, how could anyone so obtuse and disconnected to reality get to be Director of Central Intelligence even if he's giving 24/7 rimjobs?

Yeah, I know...Rhetorical question.

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