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Fresh fit -- trying to get straight answers from the Obama administration but at least one -- shows the night James clapper.
Admitting he has given only the least untruthful answer.
-- collect any type of data at all.
Millions or hundreds of millions of American.
No story does not not wittingly there are cases where they couldn't inadvertently perhaps collect but not not -- You don't picture that -- -- her to -- had not -- for the -- Millen would have known he would have gotten away with that the president has said.
In my view of -- strong congressional.
It's absolutely essential in this area it's not possible.
For the congress to do that kind of vigorous oversight does -- present spoke about.
If you can't get straight.
I was asked -- when you're gonna start stop being a wife and question me not answerable necessarily by a simple yes you know.
So I responded to him what I thought would be most.
-- four -- on truthful manner by saying you know failure to save -- you're not content with the answers he gave you try and understand he -- -- He gave his office after hearing a chance to mend it would it would it would be -- and sent down.
Questions ahead of time we indicated to them afterwards there would be an opportunity to mend it.
They did did -- find the answer at the hearing was never meant.
The most -- or at least untruthful answer.
But in the world as the united clapper mean by that Korean ambassador John -- -- he -- Wendy here.
And this is a question about whether he's a nice guy or whether he is said then you know -- serve the nation for many years honorably the question whether or not you know I clapper should be referred to justice for investigation -- whether he committed perjury.
Well I think senator wyden's question I'd like to come back to the question but in fairness he did advised clapper he was gonna ask the question.
So knowing that it's pretty hard to say that the answer wasn't per -- but I must say this.
As the -- to tally -- one set of famous French foreign minister.
It's worse than a crime it's a mistake it was the stupidest possible answer to give.
I don't think the question should have been asked that all it can only be answered accurately in a classified environment I still think it was a gotcha question.
But faced with a senator determined to get headlines.
Clapper -- should have been senator I can't answer that question in open session be glad to address it in a classified session.
Speaking a mistake the other -- I said that it was the head of the net NSA who did who testified on truthfully.
I made a mistake was the -- clapper and I regret making that mistake -- What does what does the average American watching his testimony thank you think -- -- what impact.
The the the per -- the question from senator -- ride is to get people to believe that the governments looking over their shoulder when they're on their computer listening in on their phones.
It's a deliberately provocative question I think clapper should've gone to him first and said look senator let's do this and it and it closed session.
Then he should have gone to the chairman of the committee and said the same thing.
So that it even better answer for clapper was senator as you and I discussed it's not appropriate to.
Answer that question in open session why -- -- didn't do that why the 5000 employees of the Director of National Intelligence didn't explain that -- why he didn't go to the White House why he made up this ridiculous answer and then said it was the least untruthful.
I don't have the slightest idea.
I think he ought to resign for embarrassment.
Not necessarily because he told a -- I always think you know why why -- this say young that guy Snowden.
Young in terms of how long you've been working for the CIA or as a contractor.
Why did he have so much access.
That's inexplicable I think as with Bradley Manning the enlisted man in the army who revealed.
Hundreds of thousands of diplomatic communications I think we've got a real problem that has to be explained.
I will say this though about -- I don't think his story holds together.
I don't I don't know whether he had accomplices I don't know whether he's picking up information from people on the hill who -- leaking it to him.
I find it hard to believe that he had access to everything he said he had access to.
And I also find it hard to believe that he's getting away with some of the truly outrageous and inaccurate.
Things he said.
And I think that's contributed to the hysteria.
In which this subject has been discussed the last couple weeks and suspicious China is in any way supporting him a suspect these were he has -- -- he's in Hong -- at least we think is I I.
I don't know that we know enough at this point to say that this somehow he's implicated with China but I will say this more about his motives emerge as he -- information that had that has actually nothing to do with americans' privacy.
Telling the Chinese what may or may not be accurate information about our.
Cyber warfare against them.
-- I thought this guy committed treason before if the information that he indicated about.
China is true I think that's count two -- his treason indictment.
And thank you guys -- -- sir I give.