HERE WE GO=> House Intel Members Accuse James Clapper Of Providing ‘Inconsistent Testimony’ About Contact With Media
House Intelligence Committee members are accusing former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper of providing ‘inconsistent testimony,’ about his contacts with the media.
House Intel Republican report alleges that James Clapper gave "inconsistent testimony" about his media contacts. Here's what Clapper told CNN's Don Lemon last week. Source tells me this will be a "problem" for Clapper. https://t.co/uFnsGg3SNW @dailycaller pic.twitter.com/bM9t9ESobd
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) March 22, 2018
Daily Caller reports:
James Clapper, the director of national intelligence under former President Barack Obama, gave “inconsistent testimony” about contacts he had with the media while in office, according to a document released Thursday by Republicans on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
“Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, now a CNN national security analyst, provided inconsistent testimony to the Committee about his contacts with the media, including CNN,” reads one entry in a seven-page summary of findings from the committee’s Russia investigation.
The committee voted on Thursday to formally end the Russia probe. A 150-page report authored by Republicans will now undergo an intelligence community review before being released to the public.
Committee Republicans released a one-page preview of its report last week in which they pointed to “problematic contacts between senior Intelligence Community officials and the media.”
Fox News contributor Sara Carter recently revealed that Clapper allegedly leaked key information to CNN stemming from classified briefings to both President Obama and President-Elect Trump about the Steele dossier.
Sara Carter reports:
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper allegedly leaked information to CNN in early last year regarding the classified briefing given to then President-Elect Donald Trump and President Barrack Obama on the salacious dossier and its contents claiming the Russians had compromising information on the president-elect, according to government sources, who noted the evidence of the leak was collected during the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation.
Clapper, who was one of four senior Obama administration officials to attend the briefing with the presidents, also stated his “profound dismay at the leaks” in an official statement issued in January, 2017 and warned that the leaks were “extremely corrosive and damaging” to national security, according to the press release.
Steele, who was tasked with compiling the ‘Trump dossier’ for opposition research firm Fusion GPS, has admitted in court that the discredited document contains “limited intelligence.”
Steele also admitted part of “his final December memo,” was unvetted.
“Such intelligence was not actively sought; it was merely received,” Steele added.
According to a recent WSJ report, the Obama Justice Department relied on information obtained by Steele, to spy on Trump campaign aide, Carter Page, during the final days of the 2016 presidential election.
Steele infamously compiled the discredited dossier detailing alleged sex acts performed by then-businessman Donald Trump inside a swanky Moscow hotel suite in 2013.