The House Intelligence panel just released a report about Trump and Russia. President Trump summed it up nicely. “Just Out: House Intelligence Committee Report released. “No evidence” that the Trump Campaign “colluded, coordinated or conspired with Russia.” Clinton Campaign paid for Opposition Research obtained from Russia- Wow! A total Witch Hunt! MUST END NOW!” tweeted President Trump.
However, the report also revealed something shocking. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper leaked information about the dossier to CNN and lied to congress about it. He leaked the information to CNN’s Jake Tapper, who might now be in some legal troubles of his own. Attorney Robert Barnes explains why in a series of tweets.
“While it is rare, and should be limited in its use, @jaketapper may want to lawyer-up: journalists are not exempt from criminal prosecution under the Espionage Act. Indeed, it appears what @jaketapper did is worse than what his CIA allies said Assange should go to prison for,” tweeted Barnes.
“There is a connection b/t two stories today: Dems funding a FusionGPS-run, post-election smear campaign against Trump & 2) this story below, likely planted w/ @CNN by the same #FusionGPS. How? Lawyer involved admits she is on payroll of FusionGPS. Is @jaketapper a co-conspirator?” tweeted Barnes.
“Someone is desperate to change the headlines today. I wonder if it relates to @jaketapper acting as a co-conspirator with @CNN paid employee (and proven perjurer) Clapper coordinating with @Comey to illegally leak classified information to CNN to spread Trump smear?” tweeted Barnes.