Skip to comments.WH defends DNI director Clapper after congressional testimony draws fire
Posted on 06/11/2013 4:05:33 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The White House on Tuesday came to the defense of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, after a senator blasted the intelligence official for failing to give "straight answers" on the government surveillance of Americans.
President Obama "certainly believes that Director Clapper has been straight and direct in the answers he's given" Congress, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday, adding that Clapper has been "aggressive in providing as much information as possible to the American people, to the press."
Clapper has come under fire for the testimony he gave before the Senate Intelligence Committee in March, when Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., asked him, "Does the [National Security Agency] collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?"
Clapper responded unequivocally, "No, sir. Not wittingly. There are cases where they could, inadvertently perhaps, collect -- but not wittingly."
That contradicts the recent revelations about the NSA's collection of all of Verizon's U.S. phone records.
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The WhitE House has the Clapp
And we’ve got a drunen boner !
Whata choice !
Just the most recently outed perjurer. But nothing happens to perjurers if they are associated with Obama. See: Eric Holder.
WH defends obama admin stooge. McConnell, Issa and Boehner do nothing. Rinse. Repeat.
Clapper responded unequivocally, “No, sir. Not wittingly. There are cases where they could, inadvertently perhaps, collect — but not wittingly.”
Soooooo, they are collecting information inadvertently?
They are unwittingly collecting information?
Stalin unwittingly sent millions to the gulag?
He didn’t MEAN to do it, he didn’t know he was
doing it, it was inadvertent.
I should just start pinging the “Latest Articles” index on FR. This is overkill and it’s getting ridiculous. Take me back to Benghazi!
Klapper is such a wit.
The SOB committed PERJURY! OK?!
How about “honest”?
Straight and direct do not necessarily mean honest.
I think it would be interesting to start mailing a lot of postcards with lots of writing on the front and back. For posterity. Since the post office is photographing the front and back of all mail.
No controlling legal authority.
Did you mean”Keynesian”?(only joking).Obama wouldn’t know”The Truth”if it bit him in the A**!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“Well, you see, you asked ‘any type of data’ so I answered ‘no’ since it isn’t just ‘any’ type of data but very specific data. Therefore my testimony was accurate and exacting.”
Probably unwittingly collecting information about those that fit their profile of a terrorist.
“The Kenyan’s administration is having trouble keeping track of their lies.”
Well, they’re not the sharpest tools in the shed......
Clap on! Clap off!
It’s literally gut-wrenching to know that he would lie under oath to Congress. (cf. his melodramatic statement about Snowden’s revelations.)
They guy is a douche and what’s so ironic is that he looks like a douche. Probably got 10 little cursed douche looking kids polluting society.
Do you deny the truthful answer was yes?
Do you deny that Clapper answered no?
Then he lied.
WH: No he told the truth. And by the way how DARE you ask. How many lights do you see?
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