James Clapper poised to get away with lying to Congress

In 2013, former director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified under oath before Congress about the mass surveillance of U.S. citizens.  The following year, Edward Snowden's document dump revealed that Clapper had lied to Congress about the extent of the program. Clapper admitted that his testimony was "clearly erroneous."  For five years, the Department of Justice has dithered about whether to charge Clapper with perjury.  Today, the statute of limitations on the crime of lying to Congress will expire, and there's no sign that DoJ plans on prosecuting him. Washington Examiner: "He admitted to lying to Congress and was unremorseful and flippant about it," Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., told the Washington Examiner.  "The integrity of our federal government is at stake because his behavior sets the standard for the entire intelligence community." "Political consideration...(Read Full Post)

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