James Clapper denies any wiretapping activity — instantly receives brutal fact check from conservatives

James Clapper denies any wiretapping activity — instantly receives brutal fact check from conservatives
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

James Clapper, former director of national intelligence under former President Barack Obama, denied Sunday the accusation that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower in the latter stages of last year’s presidential election.

“There was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president, the president-elect, at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign,” Clapper said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday morning.

During the interview, Clapper also explained that if there was a FISA court order to conduct any surveillance then he would have known about it, but continued to deny that any order was ever issued against Trump.

However, as conservative and Republican pundits were quick to point out on Twitter, it’s hard to believe Clapper’s comments because he has a history of lying about issues of surveillance.

Ben Shapiro noted that what Clapper said on NBC may be true, but reminded his followers of the false testimony he gave to Congress under oath in 2013 about NSA spying:

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham also noted Clapper’s false testimony to Congress:

Others piled on:
https://twitter.com/johndurant/status/838417676972126209

https://twitter.com/WarriorPolitico/status/838434623239700480

https://twitter.com/jenilynn1001/status/838434537713594369

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