James Clapper

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I think the notion of getting the North Koreans to denuclearize is probably a lost cause. They are not going to do that. That is their ticket to survival.
Mar 20 2017
James Clapper has been quoted 49 times. The two most recent articles where James Clapper has been quoted are Ex-intelligence chief rejects Trump's wire-tapping claims and Former DNI James Clapper: ‘I Can Deny’ Wiretap of Trump Tower. Most recently, James Clapper was quoted as having said, “I can't speak officially anymore, but I will say that for the part of the national security apparatus that I oversaw as DNI, there was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president the president elect at the time or as a candidate or against his campaign.”.
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I don't think those with the intelligence community have a whole lot of respect for him.

We assess that only Russia's senior-most officials could have authorized the recent election-focused data thefts and disclosures, based on the scope and sensitivity of the targets. Not in my view.

There's a difference between healthy skepticism ... and disparagement.

The intelligence community can't gauge the impact it had on the choices the electorate made. We stand actually more resolutely on the strength of that statement. I think the public should know as much about this as possible. And so we'll be as forthcoming as we can, but there are some sensitive and fragile sources and methods here.

I think there is an important distinction here between healthy skepticism, which policymakers – to include policymaker No. 1 – should always have for intelligence, but I think there's a difference between skepticism and disparagement.

We stand actually more resolutely on the strength of that statement than we did on the 7th of October.

They are not going to do that – that is their ticket to survival. They are under siege and they are very paranoid. The best that we could probably hope for is some sort of a cap.

This is a one-year period, but it does show a positive trend.

Nevertheless, we ascribe to them the capability to launch a missile that would have a weapon on it to reach parts of the United States, certainly including Alaska and Hawaii.

That's something they worry about a lot ... That is a great vulnerability I don't think we have exploited. Right now, we are kind of stuck on our narrative and they are kind of stuck on theirs.

I think the notion of getting the North Koreans to denuclearize is probably a lost cause. They are not going to do that - that is their ticket to survival.

That's something they worry about a lot ... That is a great vulnerability I don't think we have exploited. Right now we are kind of stuck on our narrative and they are kind of stuck on theirs.

The best we could probably hope for is some sort of a cap, but they are not going to do that just because we ask them. There's going to have to be some significant inducements.

I wouldn't put it past them to shoot down an American aircraft if they felt that was threatening to their forces on the ground.

I think the notion of getting the North Koreans to denuclearize is probably a lost cause.

Two weeks ago DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson and I released a joint statement saying that the recent compromise of emails was directed by the Russian Government. The emails released on sites like DCLeaks.com and WikiLeaks and by the Guccifer 2.0 online persona are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts. Going after the U.S. political organizations is a new and aggressive spin on the political cycle.

Now is the appropriate time, since both candidates have been officially anointed.

Based on the pace and scope of construction at these outposts, China will be able to deploy a range of offensive and defensive military capabilities and support increased PLAN and CCG presence beginning in 2016. Once these facilities are completed by the end of 2016 or early 2017, China will have significant capacity to quickly project substantial offensive military power to the region.

It (North Korea) is also committed to developing a long range nuclear armed missile that's capable of posing a direct threat to the United States, although the system has not been flight tested.

The perceived success" of attacks by such extremists in Europe and San Bernardino, California, might motivate others to replicate opportunistic attacks with little or no warning, diminishing our ability to detect terrorist operational planning and readiness.

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