Credibility Lost: Bipartisan House group demands Clapper be replaced

The great theme of Barack Obama's second term may well turn out to be the loss of his and his administration's credibility. His Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, blatantly lied to Congress, and now that is coming back to haunt him and his boss. Julian Hattam of The Hill reports: A bipartisan group of House members is criticizing President Obama for not going far enough in his attempts to rein in the country's surveillance programs. In a letter to the White House on Monday, six lawmakers led by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said that the Obama administration should "take immediate and effective safeguards" to reform the National Security Agency (NSA) and make sure that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is not involved in the process. "The continued role of James Clapper as Director of National Intelligence is incompatible with the goal of restoring trust in our security programs and ensuring the highest...(Read Full Post)