The Newshour can no longer be trusted. If you watched the program, Ifill said in her prologue to the words here recorded something to the effect that US officials have long believed that Iran is lying when it says that it does not have a nuclear weapons program.
It has been the official position of the US Government since 2007 that the US does not believe that the Iranians have made a decision to build nuclear weapons. That remains the US Government's position. Which officials was she reerring to? Members of Congress?
At the end of the set-up to the piece Clapper, the DNI, gets about 30 seconds to re-state the government position. That is not included in the transcript either.
This is not journalism. pl