Ex-DNI Chief: ‘Stunning and Scary’ That Barr Would Raise Spying Allegation

‘I was amazed at that, and rather disappointed that the attorney general would say such a thing’

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CLAPPER: “Well, I thought it was stunning and scary. I was amazed at that, and rather disappointed that the attorney general would say such a thing. The term spying has all kinds of negative connotations, and I have to believe he chose that term deliberately and I think it’s incredible if he has concerns, he could easily have, on his first day on the job after his confirmation asked his own ig, the inspector general of the department of justice for a briefing on his preliminary findings in the course of his investigation, that is the ig’s investigation and whether there was any wrongdoing by the FBI and I think it would have been far more appropriate for him to just defer to that investigation rather than postulating with apparently no evidence. He just has a feeling that there was spying against the campaign.”

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