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U.S. Spy Chief Apologizes over Lie 'Erroneous' Remark
[An Nahar] U.S. National Intelligence Director James Clapper has apologized for telling politicians the National Security Agency does not collect data from Americans' phone records and Internet use.

Clapper had been asked by Senator Ron Wyden at a March 12 hearing if the NSA had gathered "any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans," and the spy chief replied: "Not wittingly."

Leaks from a former contractor for the NSA, Edward Snowden, in recent weeks have since uncovered a far-reaching "data-mining" program that scoops up telephone records and some Internet communications of Americans.

The revelations forced the spy chief to correct what he called his "erroneous" testimony before the Senate panel, according to a letter posted online by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

In a letter to the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Clapper said he wanted to "set the record straight" given the "heated controversy" prompted by his remarks.

Clapper wrote that his answer had mistakenly focused on different intelligence gathering activities that allow for spying on the content of communications only under specific guidelines and a judge's approval.

He said "my response was clearly erroneous -- for which I apologize."
Posted by: Fred || 07/04/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [341 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He said "my response was clearly erroneous -- for which I apologize."

Not good enough! You lied [and perjured yourself] to the elected representatives of the American people whilst under oath. Your resignation please.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/04/2013 4:26 Comments || Top||

#2  ..ah, come on B, he only pulled a Holder.

No one goes to jail for that other than a Trunk like Scooter Libby.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/04/2013 8:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Lying is O.K. in the current cult of personality that masquerades as a Republic.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/04/2013 11:04 Comments || Top||

#4  And he keeps his clearance and job how ?

Top Security Clearance disqualifiers.

Criminal Conduct
Being accused of or admitting to committing a crime may disqualify a person from attaining a security clearance, regardless of formal charges. Both multiple lesser offenses and one serious crime can be considered a reason for disqualification. Mitigating factors can include whether or not the crime was recent, isolated or involuntary.

Drug and Alcohol Involvement
Illegal involvement with drugs including possession, cultivation, processing, manufacture, purchase, sale or distribution can be considered disqualifying. A history of alcohol or drug abuse can be detrimental to a person applying for a security clearance. Signs of rehabilitation can lessen the detrimental effects.

Sexual Behavior
Criminal, compulsive or addictive sexual behavior may be grounds to reject an application for security clearance. Exceptions might be made if the behavior occurred before adolescence or if there are no recent indications of the behavior.

Personal Conduct
Omitting facts, lying, general dishonesty and refusing to cooperate in the process for obtaining a security clearance will be used as grounds for disqualification. Whether you have done something else that may disqualify you or not, being honest about it will always be better, and may even provide mitigating circumstance. Lying about it will only make it that much more likely you will be disqualified.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/04/2013 11:22 Comments || Top||

#5  He's got an out, it says, may disqualify, not DOES disqualify.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 07/04/2013 12:01 Comments || Top||

#6  And probably a handy Pardon from Obama for "Services Rendered" I imagine.
Posted by: Charles || 07/04/2013 15:16 Comments || Top||

#7  Who is servicing whom?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/04/2013 15:41 Comments || Top||

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