Former DNI Clapper Denies FISA Court Order for Surveillance of Trump Tower

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” former Obama Director of National Intelligence James Clapper denied there had been a FISA court order allowing FBI surveillance of Trump Tower during last year’s presidential campaign.

Partial transcript as follows:

TODD: If the FBI had a FISA court order for surveillance, would that be information that you would know or not know?

CLAPPER: Yes.

TODD: You would be told this?

CLAPPER: I would know that, yes.

TODD: If there was a FISA court order?

CLAPPER: Something like this absolutely.

TODD: And at this point, you can’t confirm or deny whether that exists?

CLAPPER: I can deny it.

TODD: There is no FISA court order?

CLAPPER: Not to my knowledge.

TODD: Of anything at Trump Tower?

CLAPPER: No.

TODD: Well, that’s an important revelation at this point.

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