Spy Chief In Hot Water
A huge majority of Americans wants the director of intelligence – James Clapper – prosecuted for perjury regarding the spying programs.
One of the co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission – Lee Hamilton – agrees.
We’ve now got more good company. The Guardian reported yesterday:
The conservative Republican who co-authored America’s Patriot Act is preparing to unveil bipartisan legislation that would dramatically curtail the domestic surveillance powers it gives to intelligence agencies [Congressman Jim] Sensenbrenner also called for the prosecution of Obama’s director of national intelligence, James Clapper, who admitted misleading the Senate intelligence committee about the extent of bulk collection of telephone records.
“Oversight only works when the agency that oversight is directed at tells the truth, and having Mr Clapper say he gave the least untruthful answer should, in my opinion, have resulted in a firing and a prosecution,” said the congressman.