James Clapper Is Barack Obama’s Director of National Intelligence and like everyone else in the Obama administration James Clapper is a pathological liar.
Clapper appeared before the Senate intelligence committee where he was questioned by Senator Ron Wyden, D-OR, who asked him specifically if NSA spies on millions of Americans. Clapper answered, “No.”
It turns out Clapper was lying. Edward Snowden’s leaked government documents revealed government programs did precisely that and Director Clapper was caught with his foot in his mouth. The director posted a correction in a letter to the committee where he said, in his best imitation of Hillary Clinton, “My response was clearly erroneous – for which I apologize. While my staff acknowledged the area to Senator Wyden staff soon after the hearing, I can now openly corrected because the existence of the metadata collection program has been declassified. Mistakes will happen, and when I make one, I correct it.”
I’d like to correct Director Clapper, his response was not “clearly erroneous” nor was it a “mistake” it was a bald faced lie designed to mislead the Senate committee and the American people.
But, unfortunately, that’s the standard that we’ve come to expect from our “public servants” who work their fingers to the bone on a daily basis performing self-serving tasks that expand the reach of the federal government into our lives like kudzu killing a tree.
Your government, kudzu.
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