Obama Intel Director James Clapper Claims ‘There Was No Such Wiretap Activity’… Can We Trust Him?

Yeah…we still want an investigation into it. Even more now that Clapper said something about it. What do you think? It would be nice to see evidence, for better or worse, than just taking the words of one person.

The former director of national intelligence in the Obama administration denies there was a secret court order for surveillance at Trump Tower.

James Clapper says that in the national intelligence activity he oversaw, “there was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president, the president-elect at the time, as a candidate or against his campaign.”

Clapper says as intelligence director he would have known about a “FISA court order on something like this. Absolutely, I can deny it.”

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He left the White House on January 20 when Trump took office.

Clapper’s comments on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday came after President Donald Trump accused former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower in the last stages of the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump has provided no basis for his allegations.

The senior Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee is calling President Donald Trump’s tweeted allegations that the Obama administration had wiretapped Trump Tower without revealing evidence “very reckless.”

Sen. Mark Warner says, “This feels like an attempt where the president is trying to distract us by throwing out unsubstantiated information.”

Trump has offered no supporting evidence for his claims and a spokesman for Obama denied the claim as “simply false.”

The Virginia Democrat tells CBS’s “Face The Nation” that he was not aware of any official intelligence order seeking wiretaps of then-presidential candidate Trump, and Trump’s tweets made it sound like he didn’t know how legal wiretaps are authorized.

Warner says, “To make that type of claim without any evidence is, I think, very reckless.”


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