President Trump called former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper a “lying machine” in a tweet Saturday.
“Clapper lied about (fraudulent) Dossier leaks to CNN” @foxandfriends FoxNews He is a lying machine who now works for Fake News CNN.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2018
The president was reacting to a “Fox & Friends” segment on the House Intelligence Committee report on Russian activities during the 2016 election that accuses Clapper of providing “inconsistent testimony” about his contact with the media.
The former spy chief initially said he did not speak with journalists about a secret intelligence assessment containing information regarding the opposition research dossier on then-President-elect Trump, before later admitting he discussed the dossier with CNN reporter Jake Tapper and possibly others, according to the House Intelligence report.