The scandal surrounding the Obama administration spying on Donald Trump is spiraling out of control.
Ex-Obama officials are plastered across cable news shows in desperate attempt to perform damage control.
But one of his ex-spy chiefs just got caught in a massive lie.
James Clapper was Obama’s former Director of National Intelligence.
He appeared on CNN with Don Lemon to address the bombshell revelation that the Obama administration spied on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort before and after the 2016 election.
The story proved Trump was correct when he said Obama wiretapped the Trump Tower.
Clapper claimed in the interview he had no idea the Obama administration obtained a secret FISA warrant to spy on Manafort.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said on Wednesday that he was unaware of a secret wiretap order issued against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort last year.
“Did you know about a FISA warrant against Paul Manafort at the time?” CNN’s Don Lemon asked Clapper in an interview Wednesday night.
“I did not,” Clapper replied.
The Obama administration official was asked about his knowledge of the warrant, issued last year under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), because of his denial back in March that the Obama administration obtained any FISA warrants on the Trump campaign.
The question came up at the time because President Trump had published a tweet accusing President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower.”
But on March 5th – just one day after Trump’s wiretapping tweet – Clapper was singing a different tune.
He claimed there was no wiretap for Trump or his campaign, and if there was, he would have known about it.
The Daily Caller also reports:
“In a March 5 interview on “Meet the Press,” Clapper said that he would have been aware of a FISA warrant on a member of the Trump campaign, even one granted to the FBI. And asked if such a warrant had been obtained, Clapper directly denied it.
“There was no such wire tap activity mounted against the President-elect at the time or as a candidate or against his campaign,” Clapper told “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd.
Asked by Todd if he would have been aware of a FISA order issued for someone affiliated with the Trump campaign, Clapper said “absolutely.”
Clapper unequivocally denied that a wiretap order was granted.”
One of those statements is a lie.
Which one do you think?
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