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DNI chief Clapper apologizes for ‘clearly erroneous’ answer to Congress on NSA data collection
The Washington Post ^
| 2 Jul 2013
Posted on 07/02/2013 3:03:40 PM PDT by mandaladon
WASHINGTON National Intelligence Director James Clapper is apologizing for telling Congress earlier this year that the National Security Agency does not collect data on millions of Americans.
In a letter to Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, Clapper says his answer was clearly erroneous. Leaks by NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden have revealed the NSAs sweeping data collection of U.S. phone records and some Internet traffic every day, though U.S. intelligence officials have said the programs are aimed at targeting foreigners and terrorist suspects overseas.
Clapper was asked in March if the NSA gathered any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans. He answered that it didnt happen wittingly.
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It's amazing the clever word substitutes a dishonest bureaucrat can pull out of his sleeve. In this instance "erroneous" used in place of duplicitous.
Reminds me of the song, “Oops, I did it again”.
How come everytime someone in politics commits a Felony and Jail time is around the corner, they just resign and walk away with a fat paycheck?
While we throw kids in jail for smoking a joint?
posted on 07/02/2013 3:06:14 PM PDT
by American in Israel
(A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
To: American in Israel
Last time I checked lying under oath is a criminal offense.
posted on 07/02/2013 3:07:35 PM PDT
(The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
counterfactual; specious, spurious; deceptive, delusive, delusory, distorted, fallacious, fictitious, illusory, misleading; amiss, askew, awry; deceitful, dishonest, fraudulent, lying, mendacious; unconfirmed, unproven, untested; fabricated, invented, made-up, trumped-up.
posted on 07/02/2013 3:09:09 PM PDT
(The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
“It’s amazing the clever word substitutes a dishonest bureaucrat can pull out of his sleeve. In this instance “erroneous” used in place of duplicitous” A LIE before Congress is still a LIE. Are there NO consequences for anyone under this administration?
posted on 07/02/2013 3:14:30 PM PDT
( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
He was having a bad day, OK?
Better than Colby or Casey tho.
posted on 07/02/2013 3:16:11 PM PDT
(Semper Fi --)
Oops! I Lied! Sorry you caught me. Next time you can believe everything I say:>)
posted on 07/02/2013 3:17:48 PM PDT
(Thank a gun owner for your freedom.)
Republicans will do nothing, they are up to their necks in all of this too.
posted on 07/02/2013 3:28:22 PM PDT
(GOP = Good Ol' Progressives)
DNI chief Clapper apologizes for clearly erroneous answer to Congress on NSA data collection
Why isn't Clapper apologizing for his perjury from inside the House jail cell?
posted on 07/02/2013 3:32:16 PM PDT
(There's no greed like the greed of a liberal politician buying votes with your money.)
If under oath he should get exactly what Scooter Libby got. All of ‘em including Lois Learner.
posted on 07/02/2013 3:32:36 PM PDT
(The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
Other than that, the story was accurate . . .
Well if he apologized everything is hunky dory now.
posted on 07/02/2013 3:53:25 PM PDT
by Conspiracy Guy
(To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
LYING DEMOCRTS NEVER HAVE TO PAY THE PRICE......on EARTH, at least.
posted on 07/02/2013 4:27:54 PM PDT
by Ann Archy
(Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
S. Libby should be MOST pissed for doing time and watching his party, yet again, NOT DOING A DAMN THING.
posted on 07/02/2013 4:39:52 PM PDT
(We hold that all individuals have the Right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives - LP.org)
Oh, well, if he apologized, then we have to excuse him. You know, just like Paula Deen.
The Clapper Caper continues.
posted on 07/02/2013 5:47:15 PM PDT
posted on 07/02/2013 6:36:22 PM PDT
So...when does he go to jail?
posted on 07/02/2013 7:53:13 PM PDT
(Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
"So...when does he go to jail?"
No problem. If you're caught robing a bank you can just apologize, and they set you free, don't they?
posted on 07/03/2013 3:37:08 AM PDT
(Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
Wonder what Scooter Libby thinks of all this impervious lying going on
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