March 5th, Meet the Press, Clapper denied a FISA warrant existed.
Fast forward, yesterday, Clapper talking to CNN: “I can’t comment on a specific FISA order. I can’t confirm or deny it…and actually, uh, commenting on FISAs are classified, and so, uh, even if I knew something about it I couldn’t, and I don’t. And, and I, again, I will just conclude by saying I stand on what, uh, I said on the 5th of March.”
So now he’s saying, because FISA warrants are classified, he’s not allowed to comment but yet on March 5th, he stated unequivocally 1) he would know a FISA warrant existed, and 2) categorically denied any FISA warrant existed. That, folks, is a ‘comment’.
He’ll twist and dodge alluding to the fact he meant ‘Trump only’, but in his March 5th remarks he specifically stated “there was no such wiretap activity mounted against the President-elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign.”
Yup, yup…that sure seems to be a ‘comment’ (and a fairly all-inclusive one at that).
Manafort was chairman of the Trump campaign for times during which FISA warrants were used against him by Team Obama, and even when he no longer worked on the campaign directly, his conversations were being surveilled, so that means anybody he spoke to on the Trump campaign team during the FISA tap was surveilled as well.
Of course, proving Clapper a liar is old news.
Maybe AG Sessions doesn’t act because he’s bewildered by the wealth of targets?