After the leaking and publication of the disgusting ‘fake news’ Intelligence dossier on Trump, James Clapper called the President-Elect.
Clapper said that the dossier had been ‘discredited’.
Clapper himself said that he telephoned Trump and told him that he was ‘dismayed’ by leaks of a now discredited intelligence document.
During their phone call Clapper also told Trump that he did not believe the leaks of the claims, which have not been substantiated, came from within the US intelligence community.
The statement did not address whether the disclosure of the presence of the summary document in briefing materials came from the intelligence community – which is now the central point.
‘I expressed my profound dismay at the leaks that have been appearing in the press, and we both agreed that they are extremely corrosive and damaging to our national security,’ he said in a statement.
In the statement, which he released Wednesday night, he said that the document had been ‘widely circulated… among the media’ over the past few months before the US intelligence community (IC) became aware of it.
‘I do not believe the leaks came from within the IC,’ he said.
Read more: Daily Mail
This evening, I had the opportunity to speak with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss recent media reports about our briefing last Friday. I expressed my profound dismay at the leaks that have been appearing in the press, and we both agreed that they are extremely corrosive and damaging to our national security.
We also discussed the private security company document, which was widely circulated in recent months among the media, members of Congress and Congressional staff even before the IC became aware of it. I emphasized that this document is not a U.S. Intelligence Community product and that I do not believe the leaks came from within the IC. The IC has not made any judgment that the information in this document is reliable, and we did not rely upon it in any way for our conclusions. However, part of our obligation is to ensure that policymakers are provided with the fullest possible picture of any matters that might affect national security.
President-elect Trump again affirmed his appreciation for all the men and women serving in the Intelligence Community, and I assured him that the IC stands ready to serve his Administration and the American people.
James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence
Look at that CNN & BuzzFeed, Our top Intelligence guy says the dossier was discredited.
Perhaps you should’ve looked into that before publication.
It’s called ‘verification’.
Just a thought.