Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says that he had no knowledge of the spy, informant, or human resource that the FBI put to use against President Donald Trump. He explains why he did not know about this and makes it sound like standard operating procedure. There is this nagging question about some other remarks that he made in regards to the spy. Did he not say that the spy was just there to see what the Russians were up to? Did he not say that the spy was there to protect President Donald Trump? If he was not aware of them being there, how did he know what their mission was supposed to be?
As Written and Reported By Caitlin Yilek for the Washington Examiner:
“I did not know about it nor would it be appropriate for any DNI to know about the specifics of informants, their identities, or what they’re doing on the part of the FBI. There are lots of reasons for that, not the least of which is confidentiality and the protection of the informants,” Clapper told CNN’s “State of the Union.”
The informant who assisted the FBI’s Russia investigation has been identified by media reports as former University of Cambridge professor Stefan Halper.
Trump earlier this week accused Clapper of admitting there was a “spy” embedded in his campaign after Clapper said, “They were spying on — a term I don’t particularly like … what the Russians were doing. Trying to understand, ‘Were the Russians infiltrating? Trying to gain access? Trying to gain leverage or influence?’ Which is what they do……
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