According to the GOP Report, James Clapper was responsible for leaking information about the dossier and its use by the FBI to CNN…and for lying about his involvement. Yes, that’s the same James Clapper who had previously lied to Congress about collecting data on the general public.
Shortly after the release of the meeting involving the dossier by CNN, Trump had blamed the intelligence community. Clapper then released a statement saying he had advised the President that neither he nor anyone in the intelligence community was responsible for the leak.
Also, Comey has stated in his memos that he knew CNN was looking for a “news hook” to justify reporting about the dossier. The meeting with Trump provided CNN with such a hook, and it was Clapper who encouraged Comey to brief Trump on the dossier.
My opinion: Its time to start an real investigation on what crimes, if any, were involved in starting this whole bogus collusion investigation, and Clapper is a good start.