Clapper says spying on Trump ‘A Legitimate Activity’


Talk about having to chew on leather. The CNN interview with Clapper is almost more than one can bear. So spying is now called patriotic? You jest Clapper. The unbelievable is that there are those who are drinking the Kool-Aid. I conclude with the clip, but first let me connect the dots of payments made to spy Halpern:

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says President Trump’s call for the Justice Department to find out if the FBI spied on his campaign is “not good for the country.”

Cuomo asked why the bureau did not come to the campaign openly, instead of monitoring it in secret.

“This is one of many techniques you can use” to determine whether there being foreign interference in the election, Clapper replied.“

In fact, we ought to think of it as part of the effort of the FBI to keep the nation safe and secure and protect our voting process,” he said later. More at Daily Caller

Now let’s connect the dots:

Page and Halper first met at an election-themed symposium held at Cambridge on July 11 and 12, 2016, several days after Page’s now-infamous speech at the New Economic School in Moscow.

Halper approached Page on the sidelines of the event, and the pair struck up what Page thought to be a friendship. Page told TheDCNF that he stayed in touch with Halper for 14 months, through September 2017.

The FBI and the Justice Department relied heavily on the unverified dossier to obtain Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants against Page. The first surveillance warrant was granted on Oct. 21, 2016.

They were renewed in January, early April and late June 2017.The fourth and final spy warrant against Page expired in Sept. 2017, the same month Page and Halper fell out of contact.

Ed: So the the payments end at the time Halper contact ended.

More at Daily Caller

Payments made to Halper: Halper was paid a total of $1,058,161 USD by the US government as follows:

HQ003416P0148 Sept 27, 2016 541720 $282,295 Classified
HQ003416P0148 July 26, 2017 541720 $129,280 Classified


20 Responses to “Clapper says spying on Trump ‘A Legitimate Activity’”

  1. Steve Dennis Says:

    Clapper said it was legitimate and is used all the time, the follow question should have been did you do it to Clinton as well? But of course that was not asked.

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  2. Mustang Says:

    I find that the clown parade inside the Washington beltway tiresome and depressing. Clapper’s opinion that spying on an American president is a legitimate function of the US intelligence mission makes perfect sense given his belief that the American people have no fourth amendment right to privacy. Yet, with that said, there has been in this country a cabal of elitists and zealots who’ve targeted American citizens for a very long time. The FBI amassed dossiers on a wide range of people, including Elvis Presley, and probably for no other reason than that J. Edgar Hoover (a transvestite) didn’t like the length of Presley’s hair. Hoover also maintained files on presidents … for what purpose I’m not certain.

    So I think the “deep state” has been with us for quite some time and it isn’t limited to one political party. Given Clapper’s background, I’m sure the actually does believe the things he says … and of course what he stands for leads me to two possible conclusions: first, the people who have nominated him on several occasions for higher positions of authority in the intelligence field never knew the real James Clapper, or two, they did know the real James Clapper and regarded him as a useful idiot to achieve their political ambitions. In either case, and this is my opinion, the US Constitution and the American people have not been well-served by people such as Clapper … and as I alluded to above, he’s not the first fascist leaning liberal to occupy high positions. All these examples point to the fact that the American Republic has long had its own version of the Gestapo and KGB.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      i agree as you stated. This didn’t make me depressed, but extremely angry and in disbelief. Before this was done covertly, behind closed doors, in the dark of the night and we lived with it and dealt as best we could. But now, for Clapper to come out and in fact find willing Americans to side with him, totally ignoring that the shoe will drop on the other foot at some point unbelievable. And so this fine Republic now hangs by a shoe string. And we are living it.

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  4. Always On Watch Says:

    Question: Would spying on Obama be a legitimate activity?

    Liked by 5 people

  5. petermac3 Says:

    What a load of crap from this hypocrite. If any of this had to do with Russian intrusion and influence in American elections or politics agents would have been sniffing the Clintons’ underwear. How is it that the intelligent elites become pawns of the Obamas, the Clinton’s, the left escapes me. Not really. For these people they prospect of more money, more power is stronger than morality or love of country.

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  6. Always On Watch Says:

    Sheesh. Are we living in an alternate universe?

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Simply Linda Says:

    The cards are starting to fall…how about Clapper, I spy on you and see how you like it?

    Liked by 3 people

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