When someone in the Deep State leaked the Christopher Steel Russia dossier to CNN, it kicked off a media firestorm surrounding the collusion storyline.

Now the identity of leaker is about to be made public.

And you won’t believe who it is.

Last January, CNN revealed the existence of the fake news Russia dossier.

They didn’t publish it, the publication was laundered through Buzzfeed, and once its existence became public, the rumor of collusion – despite no evidence – began to swirl.

But who leaked it to CNN?

Now there is an answer.

Firstly, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee are set to release a report with several key findings.

Chief among them is that there is no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

But sources familiar with the report and the investigation told investigative journalist Sara Carter that James Clapper – Obama’s former Director of National Intelligence – was the individual who leaked the dossier’s existence to CNN.

Carter writes:

“Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper allegedly leaked information to CNN early last year regarding the classified briefings given to then President-Elect Donald Trump and President Barrack Obama on the salacious dossier claiming the Russians had compromising information on the president-elect, according to government sources, who noted the evidence of the leak was collected during the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation.

Clapper, who was one of four senior Obama administration officials to attend the briefing with the presidents, also stated his “profound dismay at the leaks” in an official statement issued in January, 2017 and warned that the leaks were “extremely corrosive and damaging” to national security, according to his press release…

… But according to government sources Clapper, who is not mentioned in the report released Monday, had spoken to CNN at roughly the same time Jake Tapper broke the first story regarding the briefings conducted by senior intelligence officials with Trump and Obama on the dossier. Tapper’s story, which published in January 2017, created a snowball effect of allegations in the media that Trump’s campaign had allegedly colluded with the Russians in the 2016 election and that Russia had compromising material on Trump, sources with knowledge of the investigation concluded.

Clapper was one of four senior Obama administration officials to brief Obama and Trump on the dossier in December 2016. FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director John Brennan and National Security Administration Director Mike Rogers were also present at the December briefings…

… But it was when CNN published the first report that Trump and Obama had been briefed the dossier’s findings that other news agencies began to report on it. The committee found evidence that Clapper, who is now a contributor at CNN, contacted CNN shortly before the story was published by Tapper, Evan Perez, and Jim Sciutto. The story detailed the briefings given to Trump by the senior officials on the contents of the dossier and “gave the dossier legs and news agencies began to publish its contents because it had now become official news,” one congressional source told this reporter. Shortly after CNN published the report, Buzzfeed made the decision to post the entire 35-page dossier and referenced the CNN report in its decision to publish it, according to the website.

On Jan. 11, Clapper issued a press release stating that the leaks in the media regarding the briefing on the dossier were “extremely corrosive and damaging to national security.”

This is the second time Clapper was caught misleading the public.

In 2013, he falsely testified before Congress that there was no domestic spying program.

Edward Snowden’s disclosures proved that was false.

And now Americans will learn that Clapper was one of the Deep State operatives working to sabotage the President too.