President Trump called out Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for admitting that he was spied on during his campaign. During a recent interview on ‘The View’ Clapper admitted that there was a person watching the Trump campaign. But they were watching out for Russians, not for Trump.
“With the informant business, well, the point here is the Russians. Not spying on the campaign but what are the Russians doing? And in a sense, unfortunately, what they were trying to do is protect our political system and protect the campaign,” said Clapper in an interview on ‘The View’.
“Clapper has now admitted that there was Spying in my campaign. Large dollars were paid to the Spy, far beyond normal. Starting to look like one of the biggest political scandals in U.S. history. SPYGATE – a terrible thing!” tweeted President Trump.
Clapper responded in a very bizarre way. First he explained the definition of ‘Orwellian’ and accused Trump of trying to change the definition of words. When really, Clapper is the one doing exactly what he is accusing Trump of doing.
“He deliberately spun it, distorted it. I mean this is George Orwell — up is down, black is white, peace is war. That’s exactly what I didn’t say. I took aversion to the word spy, it was the most benign version of information gathering. The important thing is the whole reason the FBI was doing this was concern over what the Russians were doing to infiltrate the campaign, not spying on the campaign. Of course, he turned that completely upside-down in his tweet, as he is wont to do,” said Clapper. So it’s not spying anymore, it is just ‘benign information gathering.’
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