The anti-Trump “Resistance” is having a field day presenting this tweet as if it’s proof that validates the liberals’ 2016 election narrative:
former Dir of National Intelligence James Clapper says he's personally concluded Russians not only influenced but DECIDED outcome of 2016 election: "80 thousand votes in 3 states" @NewsHour tonight
— Judy Woodruff (@JudyWoodruff) May 23, 2018
That’s NOT what one of the Resistance’s favorite former presidents said, not to mention a certain former Director of National Intelligence:
Weird because Obama assured us no such thing was possible. https://t.co/VCPMJzRijv
— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) May 24, 2018
“There is no serious person out there who would suggest somehow that you could even rig America’s elections." -Barack Obama (October 2016)
— Magilla Guerrilla (@jmkg95) May 24, 2018
Also weird because James Clapper testified before Congress that the Russians didn’t change the outcome of the election too. It’s time for the media to face the fact that James Clapper is a liar. He can’t be trusted to give a straight answer on anything.
— Buddy Musgrove (@Buddy41879593) May 24, 2018
After the election, the Obama White House said the results weren’t swayed by Russian interference. About a year ago, in testimony before a congressional committee, Clapper didn’t sound nearly as certain about questions of whether Russian meddling affected the election’s outcome:
On the question of whether Russia’s meddling impacted the final results of the election, Clapper said, “we could not make a call whether or not this interference actually affected the outcome of the election. We did not see any evidence of voter tallying, that is the mechanical process of counting votes in any of the 50 states.”
“But we had neither the authority, the expertise, nor the capability to assess whether or not this interference actually affected the outcome of the election,” Clapper added.
So is Clapper calling Obama and himself liars for what they’ve previously said, or is he lying now?
The man has no possible way of making such an assertion based on analysis, he is pulling it out of thin air.
— John Greene (@spckahuna) May 24, 2018
It must be incredibly humiliating to trade your credentials as Director of National Intelligence to Nightly Anti-Trump Stooge just to further the liberal agenda of delegitimizing a President. It's very disgraceful, Mr. Clapper. Hope the $$$ is worth it.
— Fox Trott (@FoxTrott7) May 24, 2018
When confronted wit the fact that current statements are completely at odds with previous statements, Clapper reached into his rectum and pulled out an even "better" onehttps://twitter.com/instapundit/status/999632241138524160
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) May 24, 2018
If only Clapper had been in a position to prevent something like this. https://t.co/EH0OymBuZy
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) May 24, 2018