[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It was 2013 at the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing and Democrat Senator from Oregon Ron Wyden, one of the few Democrats who support the Fourth Amendment, was grilling the head of Obama’s massive unconstitutional spy ring, James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence for the Obama Regime.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]”Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?” Sen. Wyden asked Obama’s Clapper.
“No, sir — not wittingly,” Clapper infamously answered in March 2013.
Later that year, it was revealed that Clapper’s statement was a complete Obama-size lie, as we learned that the Obama NSA was indeed unconstitutionally collecting telephone data on millions of law-abiding Americans residing within the United States.
Soon after the whopper, Sen. Wyden, and others from both parties, called for Clapper to be held accountable. Senator Sensenbrenner called Clapper’s testimony “perjury,” while others, like Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), called for his resignation.
Even Obama Regime sycophants, like far-left website Salon, asked in June of 2013, “How will James Clapper get away with perjury?”
Then in September 2014, Clapper said that he didn’t lie, but somehow “misspoke.”
But on Friday, Clapper’s attorney, Robert Litt, representing the general counsel for the Office of the Director of the National Intelligence, said that Clapper didn’t lie, but that “we all make mistakes” and that Clapper forgot about the massive Obama spy operation because he was blindsided by the question.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]The Hill reported:
Litt on Friday said that Clapper merely did not have a chance to prepare an answer for Wyden and forgot about the phone records program when asked about it on the spot.
“We were notified the day before that Sen. Wyden was going to ask this question and the director of national intelligence did not get a chance to review it,” Litt said.
“He was hit unaware by the question,” Litt added. “After this hearing I went to him and I said, ‘Gee, you were wrong on this.’ And it was perfectly clear that he had absolutely forgotten the existence of the 215 program.”
Instead, Litt said, Clapper had been thinking about separate programs authorized under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which the NSA has used to collect massive amounts of foreigners’ Internet data. The law explicitly prohibits the government from gathering the same kind of data about Americans, unless t is “incidental.”
“If you read his answer it is perfectly clear that he was thinking about the 702 program,” Litt said. “When he is talking about not wittingly collecting, he is talking about incidental collection.”
So you see, ladies and gentlemen, Clapper didn’t lie about the Obama Regime unconstitutionally spying on your cell phone, email, and God knows what else. He simply forgot that the program existed. How stupid do they think we are?