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WH defends DNI director Clapper after congressional testimony draws fire
CBS News ^ | June 11, 2013 | By Stephanie Condon

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clapper; dni
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The Kenyan's administration is having trouble keeping track of their lies.
1 posted on 06/11/2013 4:05:33 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yup !
The WhitE House has the Clapp
And we’ve got a drunen boner !
Whata choice !


2 posted on 06/11/2013 4:07:24 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (" Criminals simply don’t care if they break the law. " by Larry Correia)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just the most recently outed perjurer. But nothing happens to perjurers if they are associated with Obama. See: Eric Holder.


3 posted on 06/11/2013 4:07:38 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

WH defends obama admin stooge. McConnell, Issa and Boehner do nothing. Rinse. Repeat.


4 posted on 06/11/2013 4:07:41 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


5 posted on 06/11/2013 4:11:40 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; LucyT; thouworm; maggief; Myrddin; shibumi; Hardraade; Candor7; ...

I should just start pinging the “Latest Articles” index on FR. This is overkill and it’s getting ridiculous. Take me back to Benghazi!
PING


6 posted on 06/11/2013 4:13:32 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: tet68

Klapper is such a wit.


7 posted on 06/11/2013 4:14:15 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The SOB committed PERJURY! OK?!


8 posted on 06/11/2013 4:16:50 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How about “honest”?

Straight and direct do not necessarily mean honest.

Evil Nazis.

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.


9 posted on 06/11/2013 4:18:12 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No controlling legal authority.


10 posted on 06/11/2013 4:18:40 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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11 posted on 06/11/2013 4:19:27 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Did you mean”Keynesian”?(only joking).Obama wouldn’t know”The Truth”if it bit him in the A**!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


12 posted on 06/11/2013 4:21:34 PM PDT by bandleader
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“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.”


13 posted on 06/11/2013 4:34:59 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: bandleader

Kenyanesian.


14 posted on 06/11/2013 4:37:19 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: tet68

Probably unwittingly collecting information about those that fit their profile of a terrorist.

http://www.fas.org/irp/eprint/rightwing.pdf


15 posted on 06/11/2013 4:39:10 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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“The Kenyan’s administration is having trouble keeping track of their lies.”

Well, they’re not the sharpest tools in the shed......


16 posted on 06/11/2013 4:42:32 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Clap on! Clap off!


17 posted on 06/11/2013 6:33:33 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s literally gut-wrenching to know that he would lie under oath to Congress. (cf. his melodramatic statement about Snowden’s revelations.)


18 posted on 06/11/2013 6:38:04 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


19 posted on 06/11/2013 7:00:15 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (An ignorant electorate kept Slow Joe from his true calling as a circus clown or union thug.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Do you deny the truthful answer was yes?
WH: no.
Do you deny that Clapper answered no?
WH: no.
Then he lied.
WH: No he told the truth. And by the way how DARE you ask. How many lights do you see?


20 posted on 06/11/2013 7:02:07 PM PDT by DManA
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