Just cause this is entertaining, LOL
Looks like Tapper lived up to his name and tapped out of that thread.
Did anyone ever follow up on this with jake the snake tapper
seems pretty cut and dry.
Either tapper is lying or clapper lied.
It is cut and dried, this is nothing.
Clapper talked with the media after the news of the dossier broke. Epoch Times tried to paint it as some kind of shady heads-up and as though Clapper lied and then later told a different story. Here's the actual transcript:
"Q: Did you discuss the dossier or any other intelligence related to Russia hacking of the 2016 election with journalists?
Q: Did you confirm or corroborate the contents of the dossier with CNN journalist Jake Tapper?
CLAPPER: Well, by the time of that, they already knew about it. By the time it was — it was after — I don’t know exactly the sequence there, but it was pretty close to when we briefed it and when it was out all over the place. The media had it by the way. We were kind of behind the power curve, because the media, many media outlets that I understood had that, had the dossier for some time, as did people on the Hill.
Q: Do you have any idea how they had it, how they got it?
CLAPPER: The media?
CLAPPER: I do not.
Q: Was it your testimony earlier that you did, in fact, discuss the so-called dossier with CNN journalist Jake Tapper?
CLAPPER: Well, after it was out, yeah.
Q: And by out, what do you mean by that?
CLAPPER: Well, once it was public. It wasn’t — you know, it wasn’t like this is an Intelligence Community document or anything. This was out in the media."
He answered no to the first question because he apparently thought they meant "in advance of the Trump briefing" or something similar. The VERY NEXT ANSWER he clarifies that he spoke with journalists only after the news broke and the dossier was all over the place. Thus Tapper is correct to say "I never spoke to him or communicated with him in any way until I interviewed him on air in May 2017" -- unless anyone has proof to the contrary -- and Epoch Times and their CTard readership are idiots who leaped at the false assumption that they spoke before May 2017.
Epoch Times said Clapper talked to Tapper in January 2017, yet Clapper never said any such thing, he only said he talked to Clapper and other journalists about the dossier when it was already in the public domain.