Skip to comments.DNI Clapper Admits 'Clearly Erroneous' Testimony on NSA Surveillance (Translation: I lied)
Posted on 07/03/2013 1:37:46 PM PDT by bestintxas
On Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper apologized for what he termed a clearly erroneous statement he made under oath to Congress regarding the National Security Agencys surveillance programs. On March 12, Clapper responded in the negative to a question by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) about whether the NSA collected any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans. He added, There are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect, but not wittingly.
That statement was false. In an attempt to get past that statement, Clapper sent a letter Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) stating that he wanted to get past the charged rhetoric and heated controversy to set the record straight. He said that he simply didnt think of Section 215 of the Patriot Act Instead, my answer focused on the collection of the content of communications. He said that he was thinking about section 702 of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act, which governs information gathering on people outside the United States.
My response was clearly erroneous, he wrote, for which I apologize.
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So he puts his tail between his legs and calls on Sen. Feinstein
But does not go directly to Sen. Ron Wyden The guy he lied to!
What a whimp!
(Translation: I lied)
Translation: Bla bla bla inadvertently bla bla not wittingly bla bla simply didnt think bla bla bla not my fault.
What is “clearly erroneous” is Clapper’s apology — wrong, incorrect, mistaken, in error, inaccurate, untrue, false, fallacious; unsound, specious, faulty, flawed; way out, full of holes.
The lying bastard needs to be charged, convicted and sent to prison.
Close the lid and flush the Clapper.
How freaking convenient...on July 3, during the Egypt crisis
when nobody’s paying attention. Almost nobody.
Lucky for him lying to Congress has no penalties for Democrat cronies!
Fire him and send him on a special federal vacation with lots of free security.
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
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Back in the old days a person of honor and integrity would have resigned .... but show me a single Progressive with even a hint of honor and integrity.
In their opinion, virtue and character are for chumps. So is obeying the law and governing according to the Constitution.