Clapper lied to Congress

So many top Obama officials have lied to Congress that it’s hardly even a thing any more, but you can add James Clapper to the list:

Weeks before the National Security Agency (NSA) began a massive phone sweeping operation on U.S. cellular provider Verizon, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told Congress the agency does not conduct intelligence on American citizens. . .

“Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?” committee member Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked Clapper during the March 12 hearing.

In response, Clapper replied quickly: “No, sir.”

As we know now, that wasn’t even remotely true. I’m sure the administration will put forward some argument why this wasn’t wasn’t a lie, but I can’t imagine what it will be. It will also be interesting to find out whether Clapper was under oath.

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