"“I find really that Clapper is lying to Congress is probably more injurious to our intelligent capabilities than anything Snowden did because Clapper has damaged the credibility of the entire intelligence apparatus, and I'm not sure what to believe anymore when they come to Congress,” Paul said in an interview with CNN. Paul has been consistently critical of Clapper and the surveillance program since its public disclosure this year. During a hearing in March, Clapper said the NSA does not “wittingly” collect bulk information on all Americans. After Snowden leaked a trove of NSA documents, it was revealed that the agency collects metadata from all U.S. phones. Clapper has since apologized for the statement." The Hill
Why is Clapper still DNI? He has admitted to perjuring himself before the Senate of the United States. Why is he still DNI?
Senator Paul is correct. The man should leave and then be prosecuted for his admitted felony in lying to the senate under oath.
If the Congress cannot rely on the truth of senior intelligence peoples' statements in testimony then the agencies they represent are the property of the "emperor" rather than the citizens of the United States.
Some of these fellows who are promoted to high rank in the civil/military government world are not well educated and do not really understand the tri-partite nature of the federal government and their personal obligation to treat the Congress as an equal partner with the Executive branch. I am reminded of an army lieutenant general then director of a national intelligence agency who told me that he could not serve more than one master and for that reason felt no need to do anything with Congress other than to ask for money every year,
In any event Clapper should be fired and prosecuted "to encourage the others." pl