Friday, September 27, 2013

Why Hasn't James Clapper Been Indicted?

Today, members of a Senate panel "scolded" Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander for "deceiving" the American public about the scale and scope of federal data collection (see here). What I don't understand is why the Senate did not indict and arrest Clapper for lying in sworn congressional testimony earlier this year that the NSA was not collecting data on American phone calls and emails (see here). Shortly after Edward Snowden leaked classified information about the NSA's surveillance program, Clapper admitted that he had lied (see here).

James Clapper should be convicted of lying of Congress; it's an open and shut case (see here). But he hasn't been arrested or indicted; he hasn't even lost his job. It's outrageous.

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