Watch: James Clapper on FBI Spying on Trump: If They Did It Was a ‘Good Thing’ For America

Don Lemon of CNN interviewed former Obama Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Clapper insisted if the FBI spied on the Trump campaign, this was a “good thing” for America.

Don Lemon said, “Here’s what the president tweeted this morning. He said, ‘Wow, word seems to be coming out that the Obama FBI spied on the Trump campaign with an embedded informant. Andrew McCarthy says, ‘There’s probably no doubt that they had at least one confidential informant in the campaign.’ If so, this is bigger than Watergate!’”

Lemon posted this question to Clapper: “That is an extraordinary claim, and based on your experience, what is the likelihood that it’s true?”

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Clapper fired back: “Well, I think this is hyperbole. They may have someone who was talking to them in the campaign, but the focus here, as it was with the intelligence community, is not on the campaign, per se, but what the Russians were doing to try to instantiate themselves in the campaign or to influence it or leverage it.”

Clapper wasn’t though, he dished out this outrageous statement: “So, if there was someone that was observing that sort of thing, that’s a good thing because the Russians pose a threat to the very basis of our political system.”

Watch: James Clapper says it was a “good thing” for America if the FBI spied on Trump

Per Daily Wire:

He continued, “And I think it’s hugely dangerous if someone like that is exposed, because the danger to that person, not to mention the reluctance of others to be informants for the FBI and the FBI gains a lot of valuable information from informants. So to me, this is incredible.”

As The Daily Wire has reported, Clapper reportedly manipulated the intelligence community’s assessment of Russian interference in the 2016 election in a partisan way to damage Donald Trump.

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