Timeline, the then Director of National Intelligence, leaks the Steele Dossier to CNN, falsely confirms the dossier, lies to CNN that he in fact leaked the story, and then is hired by the same network to which he lied as a analysis, from Hill:

“Finding #44,” where the committee suggested that then-Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper leaked information from the so-called Steele dossier. Even worse for Clapper, the alleged leak was made to CNN, which later hired him as a contributor. 

If true, both the national intelligence chief and then-FBI Director James Comey leaked information while denying such violations to Congress. Moreover, even if Clapper waited until shortly after leaving office, it is deeply troubling that he would confirm details of the dossier, which was under investigation.

Clapper lied to CNN and yet, or because, CNN hired him.