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Some blunt words from the Director of National Intelligence James clapper.
Who -- lawmakers to shut down as putting our national security at risk here's what he said.
While Ochoa -- to impacts I've been in the intelligence business for about fifty years I've never seen anything like this.
From my view I think this on top of them sequestration cuts that worry taking that this seriously damages.
Our ability to protect the safety and security of this nation and as citizens.
So is that really -- if true why is in the White House trying to solve this issue.
Lieutenant colonel Oliver North Fox News military analyst with me now colonel how you doing and I couldn't -- -- music -- set a new low what do you mean that.
-- that this is a new low in politicizing our government's intelligence services I mean.
Think about this if this statement wasn't so insulting to the loyal Americans who work for our intelligence services.
It would be ludicrous.
clapper believes what he said about being vulnerable to that being recruited by -- intelligence services.
He ought to fire every one of those who would sell out their country for a few months back pay.
By the clapper standard.
The doors of every federal -- are now open and criminals running loose every bank in America is now vulnerable because the FBI is employees that are not work.
Our colleagues in the mainstream media and mr.
clapper seem intent on portraying all this is the fault of Republicans.
But I also point out to prolong the impasse works to the advantage the Obama white house -- and people like mr.
As the media others and congress are totally tied in knots over the shut down.
There's nobody paying attention to the I -- enemies list who's known investigating what really happened and then Ghazi.
In the official inquiry about what information and -- -- and the Department of Homeland Security are collecting.
I'm loyal American citizens receives absolutely no attention whatsoever.
This is a -- -- for foreign intelligence services to recruit.
And why now.
Well apparently he believes that he has employees in the intelligence agencies over which she -- the umbrella authority.
Who would sell out their country.
For their back pay that's what he's saying -- of that to me is absolutely outrageous it isn't it aren't you more than 70% were furloughed.
Connected to the CIA and NSA and Chuck -- -- -- 72%.
Senator Lindsey Graham.
Instead of this is true.
First -- do you believe it to be true colonel.
No I don't first of all I know personally and well many many people serving in our intelligence services.
Very few of whom by the way have any respect from mr.
clapper -- so -- OK what what Lindsey Graham's point was that.
It -- is even close to being true.
Why is in the commander in chief making this case before congress well and on top of that the congress has been willing as we now seen.
The military is being paid this was supposedly.
-- -- Armageddon for the military -- two weeks ago well the military is being paid because the house and senate have agreed on resolution that would pay them.
Same thing would happen in this case -- the bottom line -- -- clapper was asked in the White House was asked -- As to whether this was going to be the subject of another you know there was short resolution.
To allow these people to be paid they said no and so.
Clearly what clapper is doing is politicizing the office that he holds in putting in jeopardy quite frankly the good people.
Who really are working hard to make this a safer country thank you colonel Oliver North -- from Washington today it -- -- -- long -- -- Thank you good to have you back.
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