(National Sentinel)Â Politics: Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper made headlines earlier this week when he told a news program he did not believe President Donald J. Trump was mentally fit to be commander-in-chief.
“I really question his ability to be — his fitness to be — in this office, and I also am beginning to wonder about his motivation for it,” Clapper told Don Lemon, aÂ CNN host.Clapper also said he is worried about the President’s access to the nuclear codes.
“In a fit of pique he decides to do something about Kim Jong Un, there’s actually very little to stop him,” Clapper said. “The whole system is built to ensure rapid response if necessary. So there’s very little in the way of controls over exercising a nuclear option, which is pretty damn scary.”
It’s been a familiar tactic of the Left and the Deep State now for months: Trump’s whacko, and by the way, he’s got access to the nuclear codes.
But U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., has reminded everyone why you can’t trust a damned thing that James Clapper says — because he’s a serial liar who, frankly, should have been prosecuted long ago.
The Daily Signal noted:
Regarding Clapperâ€™s comments on President Donald Trumpâ€™s mental fitness for office, Franks said he thought it was a â€œdisgusting thing to say.â€
â€œIf he had been there he would at least know that what heâ€™s saying in his own mind wasnâ€™t true,â€ Franks continued.
Host Clarissa Ward jumped in, asking Franks if Clapper would say something he didnâ€™t think was true, prompting Franks to bring up a major gaffe from when Clapper served as director of national intelligence.
â€œI donâ€™t think he believes that to be true, and Mr. Clapper once said that jihadist terrorism has nothing to do with religious ideology,â€ Franks reminded viewers. â€œIf he is questioning Donald Trumpâ€™s fitness or ability for office he has certainly answered the question on his own behalf that he was never fit to be the national intelligence director.â€
â€œ[Clapperâ€™s jihad comment] was a fundamental misunderstanding, and not just a casual thing, this is the core of the whole battle and yet he missed that, so Mr. Clapperâ€™s perspective is not compelling to me,â€ Franks concluded.
Then there was that time ClapperÂ lied to Congress about NSA surveillance.
The Washington Post:
A group of congressmen led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is pushing for President Obama to fire James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, who they say misled Congress about the extent of the NSA’s surveillance activity.Â
The lawmakers called Clapper’s position “incompatible” with the administration’s effort to restore trust in the NSA, according to a letter sent to the White House Monday. The group is mostly Republican,Â but includes one Democrat, Rep. Alan Grayson (Fla.).
“Director Clapper continues to hold his position despite lying to Congress under oath about the existence of bulk data collection programs in March 2013,” the letter reads. “Asking Director Clapper, and other federal intelligence officials who misrepresented programs to Congress and the courts, to report to you on needed reforms … is not a credible solution.”
James Clapper does not have one iota of credibility, which helps explain why he is now a “contributor” to one of the most dishonest, non-credible cable news outlets ever,Â CNN.
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