Scapegoating James Clapper Won't End Benghazi Scandal

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    Scapegoating James Clapper Won't End Benghazi Scandal​


    Cover-Up: Intel chief James Clapper taking blame for dishonest talking points won't cauterize the Benghazi scandal. The country was still lied to about terrorists killing four Americans for the sake of Obama's re-election. As Benghazigate became a major pre-election embarrassment for the president, a number of commentators quipped to Obama defenders who minimized its significance that, unlike in Libya on Sept. 11, "nobody died in Watergate."

    Watergate is an apt comparison in some ways. The whole underlying purpose of the 1972 attempted bugging of the Democratic National Committee headquarters was to get President Nixon re-elected. The whole underlying purpose of lying about the killing of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, foreign service officer Sean Smith, and ex-Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, was to get President Obama re-elected.

    In Watergate, the objective was to collect information that could persuade people not to vote for the Democratic nominee for president.

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    Former Intelligence Chief James Clapper's Dark Warning About Donald Trump | HuffPost

    “This behavior and this divisiveness, and the complete intellectual moral and ethical void that the president of the United States exhibits ... How much longer does the country have to ― to borrow a phrase ― endure this nightmare?” he said.

    Most of all, Clapper said, he worries about Trump exercising the power of the presidency.

    “I worry about frankly the access to nuclear codes. In a fit of pique, if he decides to do something about Kim Jong Un, there’s actually very little to stop him,” he said, referring to the threats Trump made to the North Korean dictator this month.

    “The whole system is built to ensure a rapid response if necessary,” Clapper added. “So there’s very little in the way of controls over exercising a nuclear option, which is pretty damn scary.”

    Clapper has been a vocal critic of the president since his term concluded on January 20. In July, he joked to an audience at the Aspen Security Forum that Trump was trying to “make Russia great again.”
     
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