Clapper Denies Wire-Taps on Trump

In a surprisingly candid interview on Sunday, James Clapper, the director of national intelligence under President Obama, directly denied that a secret federal warrant was ever issued against President Trump or his campaign.

Clapper, who was interviewed on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” also said that he saw no evidence while in office of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government to influence the election.

“I will say that for the part of the national security apparatus that I oversaw as DNI there was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president-elect at the time as a candidate or against his campaign,” Clapper told “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd.

Clapper also told Todd that he would “absolutely” be in a position to know whether a warrant was ever issued to wiretap Trump’s phones under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA.


“And at this point you can’t confirm or deny that something like this exists?” Todd asked.

“I can deny it,” Clapper said, much to the host’s surprise.

“There is no FISA court order?” Todd responded.

“Not to my knowledge,” Clapper said.

  • Thinking From First Principles

    Read this at RT to see how the game is played. GCHQ and I’m sure CSE picked up things in their SIGINT and passed it on to the Obama administration. This achieves the same effect and gives Obama deniability for the tap.

  • I do not believe any Muslim, especially Clapper.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Clapper has lied under oath, before. No reason to think he’s not lying now.

    • NoBamaYoMama

      Yes, indeed he’s a known liar and now he expects us to believe he’s telling the truth! Insanity!

  • deplorabledave

    I don’t believe anything the msm says and I don’t believe a word spoken by any democrat. Just like the death cult they will lie, lie, lie to have their way.

  • Slickfoot

    Oh well then, if Jimmy Clapper said it then I’m totally sure it’s true… snort!

  • Ed

    I hope Trump comes out and says “… I have as much evidence Obama bugged my phone as you have that I colluded with the Russians. But that hasn’t stopped you, has it?”

  • simus1

    There are factions within huge bureaucracies that resemble political parties in their function. They are in place to ensure that no matter the changing political slant of their political masters, there are “loyal people” in place always “at the ready” to give their all. Just like the vatican, to use a typical example.

  • Maggat

    “Not to my knowledge,” there is the escape clause.

    • BillyHW

      Beat me to it.

  • Cat-astrophe

    Clap, clap, clap,
    We know what he’s after…..

  • BillyHW

    “Not to my knowledge”!