Whopper of the decade: James Clapper says Obama’s deep state was just trying to ‘protect’ Trump’s campaign

Anybody believe that one of the top priorities of the “deep state” under Barack Obama in 2016 was to help protect the integrity of the Donald Trump campaign, even if it required placing an operative inside Trump’s operation in order to safeguard his campaign? Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper must have had to rent a wide body manure spreader to scatter this much bulls**t in the last few days:

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Tuesday on “The View” that Donald Trump should be “happy” that at least one FBI informant made contact with members of his 2016 presidential campaign.

That’s because, he said, the FBI was trying to “protect the campaign.”

Clapper tried to drive home his point that an FBI informant in the Trump campaign had to do with “the Russians, not spying on the campaign.”

“What they were trying to do was protect our political system and protect the campaign,” he said.

“Was the FBI spying on Trump’s campaign?” co-host Joy Behar asked Clapper.

“No, they were not,” he replied. “They were spying, a term I don’t particularly like, on what the Russians were doing, trying to understand, were the Russians infiltrating?”

The Obama deep state was trying to “protect” Trump’s campaign? Excuse me for a second…

Ok, let’s assume what Clapper’s peddling there is remotely close to the truth. If the FBI was trying to protect the integrity of political campaigns during a U.S. election from any Russian influence that might be in their midst, they I assume Clapper made sure they also had an FBI informant inside Hillary Clinton’s campaign too, right? RIGHT!? Strange though, I haven’t heard anything about that being the case.

Bonus points: After all we now know about the shenanigans pulled by the likes of James Comey, John Brennan, and Clapper as well, he had the audacity to express a concern about public trust in the heads of intelligence agencies under Obama:

That’s all he’s got — it’s not like they’re going to admit they just got busted interfering to try and save Hillary Clinton’s sinking campaign.

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