James Clapper, a retired Lt. Gen. of the US Air Force, was appointed by Barack Obama to serve as his Director of National Intelligence in 2010. Clapper and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism. Clapper said that no Republican documents were leaked to the public, but WikiLeaks founder Julia Assange says that is a lie as some were published in August 2016.
Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism about alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.
Some “two dozen or so” handpicked analysts from three agencies – the CIA, the FBI and the NSA – compiled the January 6 report that accused Russia of “influence campaign” during the US presidential election, Clapper said in prepared remarks before the committee, headed by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) on Monday.
There were nearly 2,000 requests to unmask the identity of surveillance targets in 2016, Clapper noted, adding that he had never requested unmasking for personal, political or voyeuristic purposes, nor was he “aware of any instance of such abuse by anyone else.”
Clapper began his political career under President George H.W. Bush, so one would have thought him loyal to Republicans, but then he has also served under Presidents, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush before serving in the Obama regime. It’s hard to say where his loyalties lie, except for the fact that he apparently lied to the Senate committee to boost the side of whining Democrats.