President Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice told 60 Minutes that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper didn’t lie to Congress when he told them that the federal government was not collecting data on virtually all Americans.
National Security Advisor Susan Rice has denied that NSA officials have ever deliberately lied to Congress about spying on American citizens as part of intelligence gathering operations.
Speaking to 60 Minutes on Sunday, Rice said NSA officials had never deliberately told lies but had ‘inadvertently made false representations’ which ‘they themselves have discovered it and corrected it.’…
House Republicans are currently demanding a criminal probe for Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for his flat-out denial in March, three months before the Snowden leaks began, that the NSA was collecting data on hundreds of millions of Americans.
Oh, of course not. Clapper didn’t lie. He “misspoke.” Mistakes were made. The government wouldn’t lie to you, especially not the intelligence services! How dare you be so cynical! Rice is lying too, of course. They did not discover it and correct it, Edward Snowden’s leaks showed that they had lied.