Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be handling President Trump like "an asset."

"I think this past weekend is illustrative of what a great case officer Vladimir Putin is. He knows how to handle an asset, and that's what he's doing with the president," Clapper said on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper," clarifying that he means this "figuratively."

Clapper took aim at the news that Putin called Trump on Sunday to thank him and the CIA for sharing information that helped prevent a terrorist attack in St. Petersburg, describing the move as a "rather theatric gesture."

He said the U.S. and Russia have shared such intelligence "for a long time" and it seemed over the top for Putin to call Trump "for something that goes on below the radar and is not all that visible."





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I knew who posted this dotarded thread before I even opened it.

#1 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-12-19 02:08 PM | Reply

clapper is the one that said the government doesn't spy on citizens.......... Why should we believe him?

#2 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-12-19 04:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Snipe the messenger much?

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-12-19 04:42 PM | Reply

He talks like a Russian Asset

He behaves like a Russian Asset.

He vilifies all our traditional Allies like a Russian Asset.

He admires cut throat Authoritarian State Leaders like a Russian Asset.

He says he believes Putin over the US Intel Communities like a Russian Asset.

He welcomes Russian Leaders into the Oval Office and shares TOP SECRET US intel with them like a Russian Asset

He sleeps with a Russian Asset.

He does money laundering with Russian Oligarchs like a Russian Asset.

Who to believe?


I'm going with Sniper on this one...said no one ever.

#4 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-12-19 05:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


One thing you can always count on here is for noobs, or regular users employing alt-accounts, coming in here out of nowhere in full ------- mode, acting like the site has been desperately waiting for and in need of his or her particular brand of genius. Normally with a relevant user name particular to the thread or some other name designed to troll people to respond to the stupidity. Never change, Retort, never change.

#6 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2017-12-20 09:20 AM | Reply


George W. Bush was a disaster? How many times did you vote for him?

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2017-12-20 11:47 AM | Reply


Anybody who knew anything about George W. Bush in 2000 knew he would be a disaster.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2017-12-20 11:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


Anyone who knew anything about Donald Trump in 2016 knew he would be a disaster.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2017-12-20 11:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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