Barack Obama’s Deep State has worked to delegitimize Donald Trump.
One of Obama’s top intelligence officials is now making an outrageous accusation about Russia and the 2016 election.
That caused Tucker Carlson to go on the air and fire back in this epic monologue.
Carlson took on Obama’s former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper with a fiery opening in a recent program.
Clapper – who stands accused of leaking the fact that former FBI Director James Comey briefed President Trump on the fake news Christopher Steele dossier – authored a new book where he made the baseless claim that Russian interference swung the election to Donald Trump.
This is pure lunacy.
The Russian content farms alleged to have pushed social media ads during the election spent a paltry $1.25 million in the month leading up to the vote.
That ad buy could not even move the needle in a single congressional race.
Clapper is fighting information warfare against the Trump administration by peddling this snake oil.
It provides the “resistance” expert confirmation that their paranoia about the 2016 election is justified.
Carlson blasted this conspiracy mongering as mentally deranged.
“The most striking example comes from former Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper. In an interview just yesterday, Clapper claimed that Russia flipped the results of the 2016 election, got Trump elected over Hillary.
As for evidence of that, Clapper admitted he didn’t have any because, of course, he doesn’t have any. Nobody else has any either. There is no evidence that any foreign country changed a single American vote in 2016.
And by the way, that was Clapper’s position just two years ago when it was the position of the Obama administration that vote tampering by a foreign power was completely irresponsible and impossible to contemplate.
Now that Trump is in office, of course, Clapper and other Democrats are warning that Russia will try to subvert this year’s midterms as well. They have no evidence of that either.
Now, keep in mind that Jim Clapper is not some fringe radio show host or backbencher in Congress. For years, he held one of the top intelligence posts in the country, yet he’s delusional. That’s terrifying.”
There is no evidence to support the claim Russia “swung” the election.
The intelligence community – which Clapper played a lead role – did not make any judgment on how alleged Russian interference affected the outcome.
But seasoned political pros who know what they are talking about scoff at the notion that one million dollars-worth of Facebook ads changed even one vote.
In the 2016 election, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton spent $1.5 billion combined.
Robert Mueller’s indictment of three Russian internet marketing firms accused the Internet Research Agency of spending just $46,000 on Facebook ads.
Clapper knows this had zero effect on voting.
But his goal as a Deep State ring leader is to push the attacks on Donald Trump at every turn.
And Clapper opened up a new avenue to strike at Trump’s legitimacy as President by being the first authority figure to plant the seed of doubt that the 2016 election was not on the level.
It’s a poisonous accusation and Tucker Carlson was correct to shut it down.
Do you agree?