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Oops! CNN accidentally confirms story that Brit intell passed along Trump (Trunc.)
The American Thinker ^ | 03/20/17 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 03/20/2017 5:55:37 AM PDT by pgkdan

Lawyers are trained never to ask a question of a witness if they don’t already know the answer. But it is quite different in journalism – at least in principle, if the principle is getting at the truth. But alas, in these days of fake news and fanatical dead-ender opposition to President Trump, those MSM TV networks committed to driving Trump from office might want to consider retraining for their talking heads. Make them more like lawyers and avoid embarrassnents like that suffered by CNN’s Brian Stelter.

Courtesy of Grabien, here is a disastrous interview in which the guest, Larry Johnson, confirmed the story that Judge Andrew Napolitano told on-air about British intelligence passing along surveillance data involving the Trump administration.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: andrewnapolitano; brennan; clapper; cnn; fakenews; larryjohnson; nigerflap; obama; trump; trumpwiretaps; vips; wiretapping
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The video and a transcript are at the link.
1 posted on 03/20/2017 5:55:37 AM PDT by pgkdan
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To: pgkdan

Second-hand confirmation


2 posted on 03/20/2017 5:57:41 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Don't mistake your dorm political discussions with the desires of the nation)
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To: pgkdan
Here is the rush transcript:

STELTER: “Let me ask you about this thing.”
JOHNSON: “Sure.”
STELTER: “So my sense is that on Monday, Napolitano says this on TV, he says he has Intel sources who believe this is true. You’re saying you were one of those sources, but you didn’t know Napolitano was going to use you like that?”

JOHNSON: “What happened was I communicated, when Donald Trump tweeted what he did Saturday two weeks ago, the next day I was interviewed on Russia today. I had known about the fact that the British, through ghcq were information back channel, this was not at the behest of Barack Obama, let’s be clear about that. But it was done with the full knowledge of people like John Brennan and Jake clapper. Two people I flow within the intelligence community in January, they were very concerned about this because they saw it as an unfair meddling in the politics, but it was a way to get around the issue of American intelligence agencies not collecting.”
STELTER: “To be clear, you have this secondhand? So you didn’t get this information directly, you’re hearing from others.
JOHNSON: “I’m hearing it from people who are in a position to know, that’s correct.”

Not conclusive but pretty interesting...

3 posted on 03/20/2017 5:58:04 AM PDT by pgkdan (The Silent Majority Stands With TRUMP!)
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Wow! This thing is starting to unravel for Clapper.


4 posted on 03/20/2017 6:00:09 AM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: pgkdan

bookmark


5 posted on 03/20/2017 6:02:46 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (You couldn't pay me enough to be famous for being stupid!)
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To: pgkdan

>> this was not at the behest of Barack Obama <<

Utter BS.

Nothing happened in the Obama government that he didn’t know about and espionage was his favorite specialty.


6 posted on 03/20/2017 6:02:57 AM PDT by KyCats
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To: Tennessean4Bush
Did he mean James Clapper? Perjurous former DNI?
Jake Clapper is a pizza loving fake journalist
7 posted on 03/20/2017 6:03:33 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: KyCats

It’s quite possible the community organizer was a stooge of people like John Brennan - but his mommy dearest handler Valerie Jarrett - not so much


8 posted on 03/20/2017 6:06:04 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: KyCats

Maybe not at his direction specifically, but he knew what was going on & did not rein in his people. So it was at least okay with him to go forward with this.


9 posted on 03/20/2017 6:08:34 AM PDT by Twotone (Truth is hate to those who hate truth.)
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To: pgkdan

Today should be a big news day. Somethings got to give at some point.


10 posted on 03/20/2017 6:08:43 AM PDT by DrDude (To the Victor go the spoils! Kick A$$ Trump.)
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To: DrDude

I agree. Today should be very interesting.


11 posted on 03/20/2017 6:15:20 AM PDT by pgkdan (The Silent Majority Stands With TRUMP!)
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To: KyCats
Utter BS. Nothing happened in the Obama government that he didn’t know about and espionage was his favorite specialty.

Plausible deniability has become sacred doctrine is the cesspool our government operates in.

12 posted on 03/20/2017 6:17:21 AM PDT by pgkdan (The Silent Majority Stands With TRUMP!)
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For those interested, here is Larry Johnson’s blog. It’s been around a long while.

http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/


13 posted on 03/20/2017 6:21:31 AM PDT by Dana1960
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CNN: We tell the truth whenever we’re lying.


14 posted on 03/20/2017 6:22:35 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Ambition Without Talent Is Sad, Talent Without Ambition Is Worse)
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LLLLLlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllarry johnson NO trust!


15 posted on 03/20/2017 6:22:54 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: silverleaf

Bingo.


16 posted on 03/20/2017 6:30:47 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (HTTP 500 - Internal Server Error)
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To: DrDude

Two big talking points for the democrats this week

” circumstantial evidence suggests...”

” questions remain ...”


17 posted on 03/20/2017 6:34:53 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: KyCats

Like Rush always says. Obama doesn’t have to tell them to do it...he put people in place that just knew what to do for him. Kind of like the mafia boss not needing to directly say...murder that person. He had people in charge that knew what he needed done.


18 posted on 03/20/2017 6:49:20 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Twotone

It’s clear the Zero was afraid of the spooks, so Zero was the poster child for hear no evil, see no evil...


19 posted on 03/20/2017 6:55:19 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: silverleaf

Does it really matter, they are both appear in the dictionary next to the word untrustworthy.


20 posted on 03/20/2017 7:05:31 AM PDT by PJBankard
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