Clapper: “Spy in Trump Campaign Was a Good Thing….”
by Rush Limbaugh – May 18, 2018
…What’s important is the FBI, the DOJ, the anti-Trump people had a spy in the Trump campaign, an informant.
And here is James Clapper being asked about it and basically saying, “Yeah. It’s a good thing….”
It seems to me that any time James “The Clap” Clapper came close to getting his balls chopped off for lying, obstructing justice, or dissembling to Congress or the Americans, powerful and hidden forces shielded behind cutout talking-mouths, rushed from deep behind the scenes and protected his fat old ass.
The iron blanket of Deep State shielding has apparently always proven impenetrable to methods available in a “fundamentally transformed America.”
”The Clap” seems to me a flailing phony Deep Stater who tries—not always successfully—to walk a thin cable stretched between Control by Deep State Goals, and a crumbling freedom of Americans and America.
It seems to me “The Clap” is so deeply sunken but bouyed in the protective Deep State that he may not even realize the breadth and depth of his own political ignominy.
These Deep State “folks” are not geniuses. They are not diabolically clever. They are not smart. They just have tons and tons of Deep State magical machinery and mind-numbing machination available to snow the Americans.
However, they do not appear able to fool insiders—like Snowden—who know how to play this game. Because all politics are just games and simple street magic shows.
James Robert Clapper is no more grounded or clever than any street corner carney hustler taking money from you with the ancient art of cups and balls—moving the shells so quickly and knowingly that you are totally fooled as to where the balls are actually hidden.
Where are the balls hidden? The balls to reclaim America and Her noble principles and gestures?
Kids…you surprise me….
…they are hidden in Donald Trump’s underwear.
Definition of ignominy
James Robert Clapper Jr. (born March 14, 1941) is a retired lieutenant general in the United States Air Force and is the former Director of National Intelligence. Clapper has held several key positions within the United States Intelligence Community. He served as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) from 1992 until 1995. He was the first director of defense intelligence within the Office of the Director of National Intelligenceand simultaneously the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. He served as the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) from September 2001 until June 2006.
On June 5, 2010, President Barack Obamanominated Clapper to replace Dennis C. Blair as United States Director of National Intelligence. Clapper was unanimously confirmed by the Senate for the position on August 5, 2010.
Following the June 2013 leak of documents detailing the NSA practice of collecting telephone metadata on millions of Americans’ telephone calls, Clapper was accused of perjury for telling a congressional committee hearing that the NSA does not collect any type of data on millions of Americans earlier that year. One senator asked for his resignation, and a group of 26 senators complained about Clapper’s responses under questioning. In November 2016, Clapper resigned as director of national intelligence.
In May 2017, he joined the Washington, D.C.–based think tank the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) as a Distinguished Senior Fellow for Intelligence and National Security….
…On March 12, 2013, during a United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing, Senator Ron Wydenquoted NSA director Keith B. Alexander‘s keynote speech at the 2012 DEF CON. Alexander had stated that “Our job is foreign intelligence” and that “those who would want to weave the story that we have millions or hundreds of millions of dossiers on people, is absolutely false…. From my perspective, this is absolute nonsense.” Wyden then asked Clapper, “Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?” He responded, “No, sir.” Wyden asked “It does not?” and Clapper said, “Not wittingly. There are cases where they could inadvertently, perhaps, collect, but not wittingly.”
When Edward Snowden was asked during a January 26, 2014, television interview in Moscow on what the decisive moment was or what caused him to whistle-blow, he replied: “Sort of the breaking point was seeing the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, directly lie under oath to Congress. … Seeing that really meant for me there was no going back….”
…On June 5, 2013, The Guardian published the first of the global surveillance documents leaked by Edward Snowden, including a top secret court order showing that the NSA had collected phone records from over 120 million Verizon subscribers.
The following day, Clapper acknowledged that the NSA collects telephony metadata on millions of Americans’ telephone calls. This metadata information included originating and terminating telephone number, telephone calling card number, International Mobile Station Equipment Identity (IMEI) number, time, and duration of phone calls, but did not include the name, address, or financial information of any subscriber.
On June 11, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) accused Clapper of not giving a “straight answer,” noting that Clapper’s office had been provided with the question a day in advance of the hearing and was given the opportunity following Clapper’s testimony to amend his response.
On June 12, 2013, Representative Justin Amashbecame the first congressman to openly accuse Director Clapper of criminal perjury, calling for his resignation. In a series of tweets he stated: “It now appears clear that the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, lied under oath to Congress and the American people,” and “Perjury is a serious crime … [and] Clapper should resign immediately,” U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said “The director of national intelligence, in March, did directly lie to Congress, which is against the law.” Paul later suggested that Clapper might deserve prison time for his testimony.
On June 27, 2013, a group of 26 senators sent him a complaint letter opposing the use of a “body of secret law.”
Admission of forgetfulnessEdit
On July 1, 2013, Clapper apologized, telling Senate Intelligence Committee that “my response was clearly erroneous—for which I apologize.” On July 2, Clapper said that he had forgotten about the Patriot Act, which was later clarified that he forgot Section 215 of the act specifically, and therefore had given an “erroneous” answer….
…In August 2015, fifty intelligence analysts working for United States Central Command (CENTCOM) complained to the Pentagon’s Inspector General and the media, alleging that CENTCOM’s senior leadership was altering or distorting intelligence reports on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to paint a more optimistic picture of the ongoing war against ISIL forces in Iraq and Syria. They were subsequently joined by civilian and Defense Intelligence Agency analysts working for CENTCOM. Members of the groups began anonymously leaking details of the case to the press in late-August. In September 2015, The Guardianreported that according to an unknown former intelligence official, Clapper was in frequent contact with Brigadier General Steven Grove, who was said to be one of the subjects of the Inspector General’s review….
…In November 2016, Clapper resigned, effective at the end of President Obama’s term in January 2017….
…Clapper serves on the Advisory Board of the Committee to Investigate Russia, a nonpartisan, non-profit group formed with the intention of helping “Americans understand and recognize the scope and scale of Russia’s continuing attacks on our democracy….”
…In a speech at Australia’s National Press Club in June Clapper accused Trump of “ignorance or disrespect”, called the firing of FBI director James Comey“inexcusable”, and warned of an “internal assault on our institutions….”