Why did former DNI James Clapper just implicate Obama as the ‘Spygate’ leader again? We have a theory

By Jon Dougherty

Are the wheels finally coming off the Spygate scandal? Are the co-conspirators getting nervous not just about being found out but about suffering legal consequences?

Could be. And frankly, it’s about time.

Within days after special counsel Robert Mueller filed his report with the Justice Department noting that he’d found no “collusion” between the 2016 Trump campaign and Mother Russia, the House Intelligence Committee’s ranking member, Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) indicated he and others were preparing to file criminal referrals to DoJ regarding individuals Mueller “skipped over” during his 18-month probe.

“We’re still continuing to get to the bottom of what was happening to the Department of Justice and the FBI, trying to make sure that everyone there is held accountable…either through the courts or otherwise…. We’ll be making criminal referrals on a whole host of topics, most importantly probably lying and misleading Congress,” Nunes told One American News Network earlier this month, as we reported.

Well, we’ve heard these kinds of things before, only to be disappointed in the long run when nothing came of them. But there are indications that this time might be different.

First of all, looking back it made sense for the president to allow the Mueller witch hunt to play out. After all, he knew (as did most rational Americans), that the “collusion” narrative was a hoax. Mueller finally had to admit it.

Secondly, there are indications that some of the roaches involved in the scandal from the outset are scrambling to get out of the light. Enter former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

Last week during a post-Mueller report appearance on his meal ticket network, CNN, Clapper once again attempted to pin the blame on Obama for ordering the Spygate probe.

As noted by Right Red Videos:

ANDERSON COOPER, CNN HOST: The 2017 assessment that the President says he now agrees with, that was done while you and then NCI Director John Brennan were still in office. So, how can we reconcile the President attacking you, but apparently after a very long time finally, allegedly saying — or saying he allegedly agrees with the product of the intelligence community that you, yourself oversaw?

JAMES CLAPPER: Yes, well, this is — yes, as we’ve come to know the President, he is not a stalwart for a consistency or coherence. So it’s very hard to explain that. One point I’d like to make, Anderson, that I don’t think has come up very much before, and I’m alluding now to the President’s criticism of President Obama for all that he did or didn’t do before he left office with respect to the Russian meddling. If it weren’t for President Obama, we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set off a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today, notably, special counsel Mueller’s investigation.

President Obama is responsible for that, and it was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place. I think it’s an important point when it comes to critiquing President Obama.

This is inconsistent with what Clapper said in May 2018, when he denied that Obama knew anything about a key component of Spygate, which is, the placement of spies in the Trump campaign, as we reported:

“I am sure President Obama had no knowledge whatsoever of an informant,” Clapper said, adding that the FBI has many informants who play various roles within the department “who provide very valuable information and do so in a legitimate way.”

This came after former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, who worked for President George W. Bush, said he was positive Obama was fully aware of the Deep State’s criminal spy operation. There’s no way Obama wouldn’t have known, Fleischer insisted. In fact, he said, Obama authorized it. He would have had to.

Clapper would then go on to change his story. In July 2018, Clapper said essentially the same thing on CNN that he said this week, as we noted:

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If it weren’t for President Obama we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set up a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today including Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation.  President Obama is responsible for that.  It was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place.

It’s interesting that Clapper would implicate his former boss again now. Last year, he was able to frame the admission in positive terms — ‘Hey, Obama ordered this because he was legitimately concerned about Russian collusion!’ — but to say the same thing this week after Mueller was forced to report “no collusion” carries a far different connotation.

Why would Clapper implicate Obama anew after the hoax was exposed? Because maybe — just maybe — this time, Nunes’ claims that criminal referrals are coming is real.

And timing is everything, considering Mueller’s findings.

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David Farrar
David Farrar

How best to go after Obama’s “witch hunters.” 1. Prove the July 31st, 2016, Crossfire Hurricane operation originated from fraud by exposing the CIA operation that created the originating “Electronic Communication” memo. Declassify that two-page “EC” document that Brennan gave to Comey. 2. Subpoena former DOJ-NSD (National Security Division) head John Carlin, or haul him in front of a grand jury, and get his testimony about why he hid the abuse from the FISA court in October 2016; why the DOJ-NSD rushed the Carter Page application to beat NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers to the FISA court; and why Carlin… Read more »


Clapper implicated Obama because Obama is implicated. All roads lead back to Obama. I voted twice for Obama, not knowing that he is a socialist Deep State puppet whose parents met in a Russian language class and were CIA operatives. Obama is utterly corrupt. The Democrat Party is utterly corrupt. Trump 2020!


First it all started in the oval office and he knows it. he is ratting out Obama to DEFLECT ATTENTION FROM HIMSELF


Clapper LIED FOR Obama earlier on, but NOW, he “sees the writing on the wall, and HE is changing his lies to being truthful(thinking it is going to help HIM in the end) because HE is NOT going to risk a prison sentence or worse FOR Obama.” We KNOW Clapper first lied FOR Obama, but ALL these “Roaches are scurrying from the Light that IS BEING SHINED ON THEM.” The MORE this is done, and the Republicans show SOME BACKBONE-FINALLY, THE BETTER. THEY CANNOT SIT BY IDLY AND WASTE MORE TIME, AND ‘JUST USE THE DEM’S MANTA: “NOTHING TO SEE… Read more »


Day that Obama and Hillary are in handcuffs will indeed be a great day. Clapper is signaling Nunes he is willing to deal. “Just followed through on orders from the Commander in Chief”…betcha that is how Clapper is positioning himself. Bring it down…let America cleanse itself from the vermin that have infested DC for far too long. Obama in handcuffs would be a great day, then he can rat out the global cabal.

Francisco Machado
Francisco Machado

The critical importance of deniability: ‘Will no one rid me of this meddlesome candidate?” – A characteristic of the coup mentality is the fanatic belief in a closely circumscribed dogma, belief in the religious necessity of the participants’ actions regardless of law and ethics and the willingness to risk dire consequences, criminal indictment, for the cause with the firm belief that success is a near certainty – because the participants are “Noble Crusaders” and what they are doing is “right.” I exclude the coup leaders from this analysis: They are controlling psychopaths.

With Fortitude

Did Clapper really just out Obama live on CNN? WINNING!

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