Former Director of National Intelligence,James Clapper, has fires back at President Trump for the disparaging comments he made about him and other members of the Intelligence Community.
As reported by thehill.com
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Thursday hit back at President Trump for claiming that Clapper admitted that the FBI had spied on the Trump campaign.
Clapper told Axios that Trump's most recent tweet making the allegation shows that Trump "deliberately spun" his comments.
The former intelligence chief said the FBI had sought to determine what Russian figures were doing during the 2016 election, but did not spy on the Trump campaign.
"I mean this is George Orwell - up is down, black is white, peace is war. That's exactly what I didn't say," Clapper told Axios on Thursday.
"I took aversion to the word 'spy.' It was the most benign version of information gathering. The important thing is the whole reason the FBI was doing this was concern over what the Russians were doing to infiltrate the campaign, not spying on the campaign,"
Now Clapper is attempting back track because he knows he’s caused quite a bit of problems
for the deep state. Don’t be surprised if Clapper is pulled as a CNN correspondent soon.
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