Clapper on 2016 Election Scandal: We Did 'What We Were Told To Do by The President,' Obama

CNS News | 10/8/2019 | Staff
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As the U.S. attorney general and a federal prosecutor in Connecticut investigate the origins of the Russia-collusion scandal and federal spying on the Trump presidential campaign in 2016, former Obama administration National Intelligence Director James Clapper has disclosed that he was concerned about the Russians at the time, and that he does not think it is fair to now be investigated for having done "what we were told to do by the president."

On the Oct. 8 edition of CNN Newsroom, host Jim Sciutto asked Clapper, "As you know, the president has members of this government, you have the Attorney General [William Barr] traveling the world now meeting with U.S. intelligence partners trying to find out, in his view, whether they participated in some sort of Obama administration-led effort to undermine President Trump in the last election here. You also know that John Durham who is a prosecutor here, a senior Justice Department official, he’s pursuing his own investigations on the origins of that probe.

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"Are you concerned that Barr’s or Durham’s investigation will find wrongdoing and seek to punish former intelligence officials?"

Clapper, a strong critic of Trump, replied, "Well, I uh, I don’t know. I, I don’t think there...
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