This whole wiretapping fiasco is getting out of hand.
A mountain of evidence has arisen to support the idea that former President Barack Obama definitely spied on Donald Trump (and others), but there are many who claim that doesn’t qualify.
No, they need the smoking gun.
And in the meantime, Democrats are scrambling to nip this in the bud; they’re quickly coming forward, saying Trump’s accusation is just hogwash, that nobody in Obama’s administration would’ve done any such thing.
This includes former director of national intelligence James Clapper, who officially denied the wiretapping accusation over the weekend. As he told NBC’s “Meet the Press”:
“There was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president, the president-elect, at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign.”
Clapper added that if there had been a FISA court order to conduct any surveillance, he most certainly would’ve known about it, so this absolutely didn’t happen.
Well, that’s pretty definitive. There’s only one problem…
This guy lies. A LOT.
The Blaze went to the trouble of compiling the social media backlash against this guy, starting with Ben Shapiro reminding America that Clapper gave false testimony under oath in 2013 about NSA spying:
Clapper says no wiretapping of Trump Tower. That may be true. But here is another thing Clapper said about surveillance. Under oath. pic.twitter.com/KYBaPotqtV
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 5, 2017
Then conservative radio host Laura Ingraham piled on:
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 5, 2017
Followed by more people pointing out the hypocrisy of Clapper’s supposed “shutdown” of this conspiracy:
“Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?”
“No, sir.” – James Clapper, under oath.
— John Durant (@johndurant) March 5, 2017
Clapper said the same when asked under oath if they were collecting data on Americans https://t.co/O7c1VNLnjz
— Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) March 5, 2017
Clapper cannot be the final word on any of this – lied to Congress, downplayed Iran threat assessment, misled about bin Laden documents.
— Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) March 5, 2017
Click the link above for more.
The bottom line is this guy can’t be trusted. If there’s anything we’ve learned over the years, it’s that Democrats lie frequently…Obama lied about the UN/Israel ordeal, remember?
And that was hardly the only thing he lied about.
Hence, please disregard Clapper’s testimony. It’s beyond worthless at this point.
Source: The Blaze