Guest Post by: John Velisek USN (Ret.)
for the Common Constitutionalist
James Clapper was named the director of National Intelligence in 2010 by President Obama. The American people were told that Clapper understood the importance of working with Congress and to keep Congress informed.
The words of Obama have not been borne out. We now know of the perjury before Congress that Clapper suborned. James Clapper lied to Congress about the metadata being assembled by the National Security Agency on American citizens. In the words of Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) :
“One of the most important responsibilities a senator has is oversight of the intelligence communities and can not do this job if they do not get straight answers to direct questions.”
James Clapper failed this test. His response, when brought out in the open by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, was:
“I responded in what I thought was the most truthful, or least untruthful manner.”
And this was after Clapper was given the questions a day ahead of time. In collaboration with the media, Clapper has been shown to be a serial liar, perjurer, and leaker of classified information to reporters at CNN and to others in the media – all working towards the impeachment of President Trump.
Clapper was the lead, pushing the leaks and false information forward to undermine the President of the United States. Clapper has been the primary force behind the collusion between the Deep State and a liberal infested media driven by an agenda of progressive socialism.
All claims are based on foreign unverified and anonymous sources, and a fake dossier and that is basically made up to fit the agenda. The Deep State, in collusion with James Clapper, looks to move one party’s agenda forward at the expense of the conservative agenda, with lies and innuendo.
Even in May of 2018, when confronted on “The View” by Meghan McCain, Clapper once again lied and claimed he was thinking about another program. There were no limitations on Clapper when asked the original questions.
Clapper, when caught by Snowden, has been unremorseful about his lying. Going further, he was one of four Obama officials to attend the briefing of the President. In his official statements to the media, he claimed “profound dismay at the leaks,” in January 2017, calling them “extremely corrosive and damaging” to national security, while leaking all the information to Jake Tapper.
It was the start of the allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Of course, Clapper, at first, adamantly denied these leaks to Congress, until confronted with the facts and stated that he not only leaked to Tapper at CNN but “may” have “discussed the leaks with other journalists.
I find it interesting that the Briefing being given to Trump was performed because CNN has the story and needed a “news hook.” Clapper, along with Comey, was more than willing to give the dossier story the imprimatur of validity when the briefing was done and then leaked by them to the press. The media then had the excuse to move to story forward because our intelligence communities have given it verification that has since been proven false.
Based on the unverified information, the media then proceeded to do their best to take Trump down. The entire briefing was a setup, scheduled by Comey and Clapper so it could be leaked.
Moving forward is the question of Clapper and a spy in the Trump campaign. Clapper claims it was “a good thing” because the spy was there to focus on substantiating the Russian influence in the election.
In Clapper’s words:
“With the informant business, well, the point here is the Russians. Not spying on the campaign but what the Russians were doing.”
There is no question that the focus of campaign spying was Trump. It was being used to find a way to delegitimize our duly elected President.
One question that needs to be answered is why this occurred in the Trump campaign but not Hillary’s. If it was a question of Russian Interference, wouldn’t they have also placed a spy in Hillary’s campaign? She was actually paying the Russians for the dossier, but no one in all our intelligence agencies noticed? No one knew what she had done, and the millions siphoned from the DNC to Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele?
Clapper, along with the other members of the Deep State has done far more than the Russians to the citizens’ perception of our voting process. The integrity and belief of the American people in the validity of the election process has been harmed.
I am obliged to say that the opinions of the author are his and do not necessarily reflect those of the Common Constitutionalist – even if they happen to.