This is from a couple of days ago, but it is just getting noticed now.
Of course it was spying. Just like Attorney General William Barr said it was.
Now, you can deploy euphemisms. You can even argue it was justified. But you can’t say it was not spying.
You know, I thought it was kind of peculiar that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper seemed Sunday to add some legitimacy to President Trump’s denial of former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance. But I think Trump has figured it out.
Clapper has criticized Trump for removing Brennan’s clearance. But he also suggested on one of the Sunday talk shows that Brennan was going too far with his commentary about Trump. “John and his rhetoric have become an issue in and of itself,” Clapper said.
So Trump tweeted Tuesday: “Maybe Clapper is being nice to me so he doesn’t lose his Security Clearance for lying to Congress!”
Looks like the former DNI’s Clapper’s stealth operation has been uncovered.
From the Washington Examiner:
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper indicated Monday that Huma Abedin’s decision to forward emails from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to her husband, Anthony Weiner, was an offense that could be referred to the Department of Justice as a possible crime.
Clapper never specifically talked about Abedin and Weiner but was asked about a hypothetical that fits that case by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Monday.
“What would you expect to happen if you made a referral of an individual who had forwarded hundreds or even thousands of classified information on a non-government computer?” Cruz asked.
“Whatever the transgression, potential transgression was, if there were sufficient evidence of a compromise, we would file a crimes report,” Clapper said.