James Clapper is really making a fool out of himself.


He’d be better off just admitting a spy actually does spy, and then keeping his big mouth shut.

But we all know from reading through Sharyl Attkisson’s feed about the media and them giving him a platform to shape the narrative, that won’t happen anytime soon.

From The Hill:

Clapper, who serves as a CNN contributor, appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to promote his new book, “Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence,” which was released last week.

Co-host Willie Geist asked Clapper to draw a distinction between a spy and an informant as it pertained to Stefan Halper, who reportedly met with Trump advisers George Papadopoulos, Sam Clovis and Carter Page during the 2016 campaign.

“For me, if you’re going to use the term ‘spy,’ which I never have liked, but let’s assume it’s a valid term, to me that suggests using intelligence tradecraft, employing an operative who has been formally trained in clandestine collection, someone who’s masking their identity or someone who is recruiting and this informant was none of that,” said Clapper. “So to me the informant is the most benign form of intelligence collection that you can do.”

Notice, who serves as a CNN contributor.


Aaaaand he’s promoting a book.

Oh, and spying is benign and stuff. Or it’s not spying. Or they didn’t spy.

Spin spin spin.

Our sides!


Wouldn’t hold your breath …

These people.


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