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James Clapper: ‘I Have an Aversion to the Use of the Word Spy’ [VIDEO]

Former Obama Regime Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, the same James Clapper who many believe lied to Congress about NSA spying and should be charged with perjury, appeared on CBS’s Face the Nation with host Margaret Brennan on Sunday to discuss the growing scandal of Spygate (or Obamagate), the bombshell scandal in which the FBI — under James Comey — spied on the Trump campaign.

But Democrats and their comrades in the media are scrambling to redefine the meaning of the word “spy” or “spying,” as Democrats tend to do when caught with their pants down. It’s reminiscent of Bill Clinton’s famous, “It depends on what the meaning of the word is, is,” in the 1990’s. It’s an Orwellian tactic — the changing of the meaning of words — that Democrats rely upon in order to dupe the public — and/or law enforcement — into softening their shenanigans, scandals, and in many cases, outright illegalities.

Clapper, of course, went by the script in his Face the Nation interviewbut instead of trying to redefine the word spy, he went one step further — James Clapper wants the word to be completely eliminated from the English language, at least in regards to the Obama Regime’s spying on the Trump campaign in 2016.

FACE THE NATION HOST MARGARET BRENNAN: Director, you have been critical in your book of the president. He, in turn, has been very critical of you — particularly this week. And I want to play for you a little bit of sound that we have here in a statement he gave to reporters. I’ll read it to you. We don’t have it. He said, “There’s never been anything like it in the history of our country. If you look at Clapper, he sort of admitted that they had spies in the campaign yesterday, inadvertently. But I hope it’s not true but it looks like it is.”

Can you explain what the FBI’s intent was here and is the president misunderstanding?

OBAMA SPY RING LEADER JAMES CLAPPER: Well, first of all, it is, uh, uh, uh,  I have an aversion to the use of word  “spy,” but let’s just — for sake of discussion — use that term which conventionally means the use of tradecraft — using a formally trained case officer who would mask identity, who would attempt to recruit.

So, none of the classical attributes of a spycraft, if I can use that term were present here. This is the most benign form of information gathering. So to characterize it as a “spy” or “Spygate” is part is of course of the narrative. And it’s directly antithical [sic] to what I said.”

Multiple media outlets have reported that longtime CIA and FBI asset Stephan Halper, an Oxford University Professor and former U.S. government official, who once reportedly ran a spy-operation on the Jimmy Carter administration, was enlisted by the Obama FBI, then led by James Comey, to spy on several Trump campaign aides during the 2016 U.S. election.

A search of public records reveals that between 2012 and 2018, Halper received a total of $1,058,161 from the Department of Defense. 

About the Author

Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

 

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