James Clapper Jr. said it first. He didn’t just cast doubt on his legitimacy, he said it loud and clear that Trump was the illegitimate president of the United States.
Take that tweeter!
James Clapper earned his stripes; doing so legitimately.
Clapper was the fourth United States Director of National Intelligence from 2010 to 2017, serving under President Barack Obama; Under Secretary of Defense Intelligence from 2007 to 2010, serving under President George W. Bush; Director of the Geospatial Intelligence Agency from 2001 to 2006, serving under President Bill Clinton; and Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 1991 to 1995, serving under George H. W. Bush.
He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1963-1995, during Vietnam, reaching the rank of Lieutenant general, and received the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and Air Medal.
His service to the US remains exemplary. No bone spurs there.
James Clapper didn’t tweet in an incoherent message with a scattering of unnecessary capitalizations or gargle it out in front of an adoring base. Clapper very calmly explained in a matter of fact way, during an interview with CNN reporter Dana Bash, that because of the Russian intrusion, the election was illegally shifted in favor of Donald Trump.
“Trump is the illegitimate President.”
With knowledge of his own illegitimacy, whispered into his ear by Putin, it is clear why Trump is doing all in his power to halt the Mueller investigation and discredit the intelligence community. If Trump were confident of having had a clean election win, he’d tweet, “Go ahead, make my day, prove it.”
Instead, Trump is screaming: Fake news, it’s Obama’s fault, FBI spies, witch hunt, Spygate, investigate Crooked Hillary, etc; and his tweets are becoming more irrational.
In another interview, Clapper said, “We haven’t as yet found that the Russians hacked into the voting machines on election night…” That means the suspicion is there and the Mueller hunt is on.
A Synack intern told CNET that changing votes can be as simple as updating a Microsoft Excel document.
Trump is sitting uncomfortably on a time bomb and he knows it.