Elections

Clapper Said Two Different Things On Russian Interference — One Of Them Has To Be A Lie

Former United States Director of Intelligence James Clapper said he thinks Russian meddling “turned the election” on Wednesday’s episode of “1A.”

Clapper’s idea that Russian meddling “turned the election” contradicts the statement he made in February, saying Russian interference didn’t have “any impact on the outcome of the 2016 election.” he said it “stretches credulity.”

“Having some understanding of the massive effort, the multi-dimensional effort, the aggressive effort, unprecedented that the Russians embarked on in the run-up to our election” Clapper argued to “1A.”

“To me, and when you consider that the election was settled on less than 80,000 votes in three key states,” he continues, “and when you look at the volume, and the sophistication of the messages and the messaging that the Russians did — to me, it stretches logic and credulity to think that all that they did has no impact. I would argue that it had profound impact and probably turned the election.”

This bold assertion by Clapper comes only a few days after he stated it’s “a good thing” that the Trump campaign was being monitored by an FBI informant. (RELATED: Clapper: It’s ‘A Good Thing’ FBI Was Spying On Trump Campaign)