I despise information only sourced with unnamed sources and not checked against anything or anyone else. A single unnamed source is useful for background information but never the lead. That being said, it’s information, it’s out there so it cannot be ignored, just caveated – this information is allegedly from a single anonymous source from the Obama White House.
The reporter on Fox News’ Watters’ World makes three important claims:
Second is that the intelligence community was involved which DNI Clapper did deny.
Third, and most interesting, that “due diligence” was used as the legal test to push a FISA warrant where the stricter test of “probable cause” is the absolute minimum. Did the court allow a wiretap without probable cause or is this source in question?
Either we’ve got another Watergate or there’s no there there – impossible to tell with such shoddy sourcing.
Refuting named, publicly made comments by Comey and Clapper with a poorly-sourced and unconfirmed statement isn’t going to stand-up to scrutiny, but it’s out there, so here ya’ go – grain of salt and all that.