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National Intelligence Director Apologizes for Lying to Congress
U.S.News & World Report ^ | July 2, 2013 | PAUL D. SHINKMAN

Posted on 07/03/2013 1:50:30 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

The director of National Intelligence apologized in June to the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee for lying during a hearing, according to a letter published on the DNI website on Tuesday.

Director James Clapper appeared before the committee in March, where Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., asked him specifically if NSA spies on millions of Americans. Clapper answered, "No."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; clapper; cultureofcorruption; dni; fastandfurious; impeachnow; intelligence; irs; jamesclapper; obamascandals
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1 posted on 07/03/2013 1:50:31 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

He got caught!


2 posted on 07/03/2013 1:54:27 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: All

Document: Letter - Link:

www.dni.gov/files/documents/2013-06-21%20DNI%20Ltr%20to%20Sen.%20Feinstein.pdf

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NOTE The following text is a quote:

www.dni.gov/index.php/newsroom/press-releases/191-press-releases-2013/889-dni-clapper-letter-misunderstandings-arising-from-march-12th-appearance-before-the-senate-select-committee-on-intelligence

DNI Clapper Letter on Misunderstandings Arising from his March 12th Appearance Before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Dear Madam Chairman: Because of the charged rhetoric and heated controversy prompted by my response to a question Senator Ron Wyden asked me last March 12th during an unclassified threat assessment hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, I am using this direct means of communication with you to set the record straight...

Download the DNI Letter


3 posted on 07/03/2013 2:04:29 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy
And Dumblicans will be running for the Microphone to say “no harm no foul” we forgive you.
4 posted on 07/03/2013 2:06:30 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: DAC21

And they will say that Snowden is a traitor for exposing this lie.


5 posted on 07/03/2013 2:09:41 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Congress represents the people. He lied to congress, therefore he lied to the American people, of which, I am a member.

I, as a member of the American people, do not accept his apology. I will demand his resignation and demand that he surrender to federal law enforcement officials, and unequivocally confess guilt in the matter of perjury.


6 posted on 07/03/2013 2:13:45 AM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Well if he apologized, it’s OK now I guess. /sarc


7 posted on 07/03/2013 2:16:01 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

...give it two weeks - another rock shattering scandal will be spewed forth from the Obama Administration and everyone will forget this one...


8 posted on 07/03/2013 2:32:05 AM PDT by BCW (Book - http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Well, isn’t that special...


9 posted on 07/03/2013 2:32:29 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Sen. widen had given Clapper the question he was going to ask him 24 hours in advance.

Clapper could have answered honestly by requesting a closed session.

He lied instead and got caught.

So, when will we know when is telling the truth in the future?


10 posted on 07/03/2013 2:42:48 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I was wondering this last night...

What a weak-kneed people Americans have become.

In some ways I admire Egypt’s young people, in the streets, day and night, demanding their government not just change; but their president resign.

Oh I have thought about the pitfalls of something like that happening here and in some ways we have not yet stewed enough for it to boil over. In America’s case though, it will still be a progressive/socialist left verses liberty, even though the mob will shout for freedom & democracy; never realizing democracy is the language of their dictators.


11 posted on 07/03/2013 2:51:38 AM PDT by EBH (The government that sits in Washington, D.C. is not the United States government.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Yea, like Slick, He is soooooooooo sorry. . . . . .
Sorry he got caught.. . . . . . .
12 posted on 07/03/2013 2:55:50 AM PDT by DeaconRed (I am sick & tired of the wimpy so called Republicans letting 0 get away with whatever he wants. . .)
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To: DAC21

Exactly. I was just about to post, “So he lied and he admits it. And?” And nothing. The left-never apologise, never explain. And do everything in front of the children and servants.


13 posted on 07/03/2013 3:02:24 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: DAC21

Indeed when your above the law one can pull it off.


14 posted on 07/03/2013 3:04:36 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Cap Huff

And unless you’ve got more money than George Soros and want to give it to them, they’ll ignore you. Your one vote doesn’t count, they can manufacture votes like nobody’s business. Even real ones, if they promise enough gimmees to the parasite class.


15 posted on 07/03/2013 3:04:56 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: exit82

They don’t care if the peons know. They’ll tell us what we need to know.


16 posted on 07/03/2013 3:06:00 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: SoFloFreeper

> He got caught!

This administration seems to lie a lot more often than others in past history. Seems his czars get caught lying more than any other in administration ever has in U.S. history. I can see it in the history books now if the truth is tol. In 2008, the first black president was elected which resulted in the most corrupt administration and tyrrany to ever exist in U.S. history. The scandals will take up half the encyclopedia; the other half will chronicle his lies and outright deception on the American people and his Manchurian Candidate upbringing.


17 posted on 07/03/2013 3:13:18 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

This administration seems to lie a lot more often than others in past history. Seems his czars get caught lying more than any other in administration ever has in U.S. history. I can see it in the history books now if the truth is told. In 2008, the first black president was elected which resulted in the most corrupt administration and tyrrany to ever exist in U.S. history. The scandals will take up half the encyclopedia; the other half will chronicle his lies and outright deception on the American people and his Manchurian Candidate upbringing.


18 posted on 07/03/2013 3:14:23 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: BarnacleCenturion

why isnt he in prison?????


19 posted on 07/03/2013 3:31:59 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA
why isnt he in prison?????

Scooter Libby is thinking the same thing.

20 posted on 07/03/2013 3:41:16 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Congress will not care.

THEY are liars, and love liars like Obama.


21 posted on 07/03/2013 3:56:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Fire him, fine him and ban him for life from federal employment and benefits. Don’t let them benefit from their lies. Make an example of him.


22 posted on 07/03/2013 3:56:59 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Scooter Life by should sue their a$$es off.


23 posted on 07/03/2013 4:01:45 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Of course, it could be simply that Clapper is incompetent.

Remember several years ago, when Diane Sawyer asked him in an interview what he thought about the recent London terror plot that had been foiled, which was all over the news at the time, and he had no clue what she was talking about?


24 posted on 07/03/2013 4:06:49 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Apology will be accepted upon resignation.


25 posted on 07/03/2013 4:07:01 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

And why is he not in jail?


26 posted on 07/03/2013 4:37:20 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
then fall on your sword...
27 posted on 07/03/2013 4:55:50 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Vaduz
Indeed when your above the law one can pull it off.

Above the law? That arrogant ass thinks he is the law; and for all intents and purposes he's right. He can do what he wants, when he wants, to whoever he wants.

28 posted on 07/03/2013 4:57:02 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: mrsmel

I don’t have as much money as Soros, but I’m working on it . . . .

Did I need to append the sarcasm and irony tags? :-)


29 posted on 07/03/2013 5:03:19 AM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: mrsmel

Let me see, I lie on my income tax form, I go to jail or get a big fine even if I apologize for it? This is BS. Was he carrying an amnesty letter signed by the POS for this I wonder.


30 posted on 07/03/2013 5:05:46 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: SoFloFreeper

all of these lying turds should be losing their jobs, losing heir pensions, and some facing prison time.

This is B/S that they go up there, lie and then get caught then and then say sorry and move on while the stupid cowardly party sits there asking for more dopey useless hearings


31 posted on 07/03/2013 5:08:32 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: jsanders2001
This administration seems to lie a lot more often than others in past history.

NAH.....this admin. is just not as good at lying as those of the past...or perhaps this admin. just does not give a damn if it gets caught at it.
Remember, every administration is made up of two things...POLITICIANS and BUREAUCRATS....neither of which is worth a bucket of cold goat phlegm.

32 posted on 07/03/2013 5:14:22 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus

> This administration seems to lie a lot more often than others in past history.
NAH.....this admin. is just not as good at lying as those of the past...or perhaps this admin. just does not give a damn if it gets caught at it.
Remember, every administration is made up of two things...POLITICIANS and BUREAUCRATS....neither of which is worth a bucket of cold goat phlegm.

I tend to disagree. I think they are so used to lying they don’t know if they’re telling the truth or not anymore. And definitely more deceptive and conniving by far.


33 posted on 07/03/2013 5:17:58 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

You’ll learn.


34 posted on 07/03/2013 5:21:07 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: BarnacleCenturion

How will we know that the NSA has gone full J. Edgar and blackmailed all of the cogressional leadership in both parties and anyone of importance in the judicial and executive branches...? By the complete and total lack of consequences for that clown clapper. Does it need to be anymore obvious than this? Anyone of us lumpen get hauled infront of a congressional committee and just make a mistake in an answer and we’d get felony convictions. This guy just gets to say he’s sorry.


35 posted on 07/03/2013 5:22:55 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: EBH
What a weak-kneed people Americans have become

 

"According to my opinion, and the opinions of many defectors of my caliber, only about 15% of time, money, and manpower is spent on espionage as such. The other 85% is a slow process which we call either ideological subversion, active measures, or psychological warfare. What it basically means is: to change the perception of reality of every American that despite of the abundance of information no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interest of defending themselves, their families, their community, and their country.
 
It's a great brainwashing process which goes very slow and is divided into four basic stages.
 
The first stage being "demoralization".
 
It takes from 15 to 20 years to demoralize a nation. Why that many years? Because this is the minimum number of years required to educate one generation of students in the country of your enemy exposed to the ideology of [their] enemy. In other words, Marxism-Leninism ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least 3 generation of American students without being challenged or counterbalanced by the basic values of Americanism; American patriotism."
 
--KGB Defector Yuri Bezmenov
--Soviet Subversion of the Free Press (Ideological subversion, Destabilization, CRISIS - and the KGB)
 
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2095202/posts
 
Are we there yet?

36 posted on 07/03/2013 5:25:27 AM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

[And they will say that Snowden is a traitor for exposing this lie.]

No, Comrade Snowden is a traitor because he’s sitting in Russia with several hard drives full of information that belongs to WE the American people.


37 posted on 07/03/2013 5:29:58 AM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: Roccus

> You’ll learn.

If you’re black, I understand your position. Didnt mean to offend. I just dislike what the man and his administration have done to ths country.


38 posted on 07/03/2013 5:31:49 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Roccus

> You’ll learn.

If you’re black, I understand your position. Didnt mean to offend. I just dislike what the man and his administration have done to ths country.


39 posted on 07/03/2013 5:31:50 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 1010RD
Fire him, fine him and ban him for life from federal employment and benefits. Don’t let them benefit from their lies. Make an example of him.

Indeed Congress must, or Its oversight as an extension of "US the People" is emasculated and greatly diminished!

It is a huge affront for him (the administration) to ask Congress to so emasculate itself!

HF

40 posted on 07/03/2013 5:35:23 AM PDT by holden (Alter or abolish it yet?)
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To: TArcher
he’s sitting in Russia with several hard drives full of information

Uh... You "know" this how?

Sorry, Bub, no one get to rail around your own set of presumed facts.

HF

41 posted on 07/03/2013 5:41:35 AM PDT by holden (Alter or abolish it yet?)
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To: jsanders2001

Then again, maybe you won’t.


42 posted on 07/03/2013 5:42:39 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: TArcher
Oops...EDIT

he’s sitting in Russia with several hard drives full of information

Uh... You "know" this how?

Sorry, Bub, no one gets to rail around with his own set of presumed facts.

HF

43 posted on 07/03/2013 5:42:46 AM PDT by holden (Alter or abolish it yet?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

So, why isn’t a marshall or a sergeant at arms frog-marching him off to jail?


44 posted on 07/03/2013 5:48:26 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Last time I looked, that was a crime. Any chance this guy actually takes the consequences of his actions?

Sorry...just kidding..we know that consequences are only apply to conservatives.


45 posted on 07/03/2013 5:49:47 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: holden

>>Oops...

http://www.google.com/#gs_rn=19&gs_ri=psy-ab&gs_mss=Snowden%20russia%20hard%20drives%

What do you think is on the drives in the laptops Comrade Snowden is dragging around?

Even Putin told him to STFU. That’s funny, Bub.


46 posted on 07/03/2013 6:10:00 AM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Not enough.

He needs to come out with an announcement of a homosexual lover, and leave his family.

Then all would be forgiven. Heck, he’d be heroic.


47 posted on 07/03/2013 6:38:16 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: BarnacleCenturion

He should get the “Libby” treatment - what is good for the goose is good for the gander.


48 posted on 07/03/2013 6:38:59 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

Except Clapper’s not Jewish. No one is going down who’s not Jewish.


49 posted on 07/03/2013 6:41:51 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: SoFloFreeper
National Intelligence Director Apologizes for Lying to Congress

Oh, well, no worries then. After all, perjury is just fine nowadays. Besides, it's racist to prosecute anyone in this Administration.

50 posted on 07/03/2013 6:49:41 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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