James Clapper

Clapper: Barr publicly raising Trump campaign spying concerns is scary

James Clapper called Bill Barr's spy claim "stunning and scary."
Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper Photo: Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper criticized Attorney General William Barr on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360° for raising concerns about federal surveillance during President Trump’s 2016 campaign with the Senate Appropriations subcommittee Wednesday.

Details: Clapper told host Anderson Cooper it was "stunning and scary" that Barr told a public hearing this. Barr should've sought a briefing from the Justice Department's inspector general on the investigation into whether the FBI mishandled warrant applications under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Clapper said.

Two more bombs found addressed to Cory Booker and James Clapper

Cory Booker
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Two more suspicious packages, one addressed to Sen. Cory Booker in Camden, NJ and another addressed to former director of national intelligence James Clapper at CNN in New York, have been found.

Why it matters: These mark 12 explosive devices addressed to prominent Democrats and other critics of President Trump found this week.