Was Trump set up? Report connects dots between Comey, CNN, Clapper and it’s not pretty

Who needs a captivating spy novel when you have the Obama administration?

Sean Davis, the co-founder of The Federalist, tweeted a succinct summary of a compelling argument put forth by Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway that the just released Comey memos expose a plot orchestrated by James Clapper, who served as President Barack Obama’s director of national intelligence, and fired FBI director James Comey.

The goal of the alleged plan: To enable CNN to report on the most salacious details of the unverified Russian dossier.


Comey said of his briefing to the president that “media like CNN” were looking for a “news hook” regarding a Russian claim of “pee tapes” involving Trump and prostitutes at the Presidential Suite at the Ritz Carlton in Moscow in 2013.

The claim had yet to be reported when Comey sat down with Trump, according to Hemingway.

Comey credits Clapper with suggesting that he brief then President-elect Trump.

Hemingway notes a finding involving Clapper from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence final report on Russia:

Finding #44: Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, now a CNN national security analyst, provided inconsistent testimony to the Committee about his contacts with the media, including CNN.”


“So Comey, at Clapper’s expressed behest, told Trump that CNN was ‘looking for a news hook’ to publish dossier allegations. He said this in the briefing of Trump that almost immediately leaked to CNN, which provided them the very news hook they sought and needed,” Hemingway wrote.

Sharyl Attkisson sums up what Comey memos mean in a concise, tidy package and … WOW

Oh, and then CNN hires Mr. James Clapper.

So there you have it. You want collusion?

The theory certainly shines new light on why CNN hosts like Anderson Cooper feel so compelled to not only defend, but tenaciously protect Mueller and Comey.

The reaction online suggests social media users are impressed with The Federalist summation of the Comey memos.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:






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