CNN spent years allowing Schiff, Clapper to lie about Trump-Russia collusion
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While most of the mainstream media has given itself whole to the ‘Russian collusion’ hoax, perhaps the worst offender was CNN.
For more than two years the network gladly gave airtime to House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff because he repeatedly told the eager hosts he had “evidence” of said collusion, when he never did.
In addition, the network hired one of the biggest serial liars ever to come out of the Obama administration — James Clapper, who has been caught committing perjury before Congress yet somehow, he’s never been prosecuted for it.
And, “after the May 7 release of transcripts in which numerous top-level Obama officials admitted they’d seen no evidence of collusion, CNN should be embarrassed by their cozy relationship with Schiff and others who strung the liberal cable network along for 22 months,” NewsBusters noted
Clapper was one of the individuals interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee, then under the guidance of now-Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-Calif.).
On July 17, 2017, Clapper, Obama’s director of National Intelligence, told the truth for once, admitting, “I never saw any direct empirical evidence that the Trump campaign or someone in it was plotting/conspiring with the Russians to meddle in the election.”
But during a February 8, 2019 appearance on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” when he was asked whether he believed President Trump was working on behalf of Moscow instead of his own country, Clapper said, “Well, it’s a reasonable question.”
How so, if you testified under oath that there is no there, there?
He’s not the only Obama official to go from accusing Trump of colluding with Moscow on MSNBC to telling a House panel under oath: “I knew nothing.”
Former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice also couldn’t recall any evidence of collusion when she was interviewed by the House committee in September, 2017: “I don’t recall intelligence that I would consider evidence to that effect, that I saw prior — of conspiracy, prior to my departure.”
Neither could former Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch a month later: “I don’t recall anything being briefed up to me, and it’s just my recollection, at this point, is not.”
Former Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes also said he didn’t know much during an interview with the House Intelligence Committee in October 2917. Asked if he’d seen any “concrete” evidence of collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia other than his “educated opinion,” he responded, “I would not have that information.”
And fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe told the House panel when his agency began spying on George Papadopoulos when he was a minor Trump campaign official, no one thought the aide was in touch with Russia.
“Papadopoulos’ comment didn’t particularly indicate that he was the person that had had—that was interacting with the Russians,” he testified.
As for Schiff, CNN repeatedly gave him a platform to lie about his ‘evidence of collusion.’