July 03, 2013

Director Of National Intelligence Forgot His Agency Was Collecting Data On Millions Of Americans

Apparently, being directly asked if the NSA was collecting data on millions of Americans wasn't enough to jog his memory.

The most senior US intelligence official told a Senate oversight panel that he "simply didn't think" of the National Security Agency's efforts to collect the phone records of millions of Americans when he testified in March that it did "not wittingly" snoop on their communications.

James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, made the comments in a letter to the Senate intelligence committee, released in full for the first time on Tuesday. [...]

Clapper is under intense pressure from legislators displeased by his March testimony to the Senate intelligence committee's Ron Wyden (Democrat, Oregon) that the NSA did "not wittingly" collect, as Wyden put it, "any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans."

James Clapper is the same intelligence director who "forgot" about massive arrests in a major terrorist plot just days before this interview with Diane Sawyer.

Isn't it funny how Obama's Intelligence community can't remember anything until it becomes widely and publicly disclosed? Makes you wonder what they do in their offices all day long.

By DMartyr at 09:02 AM | Comments |