Obama CIA Dir. Claims "He Didn't Lie" When Using the DNC Dossier to Investigate Trump, He "Just Made a Mistake"

Posted by moku 2019 years ago in News
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CLAPPER: “No, it isn’t a lie. I’m sorry. It isn’t a lie. I was thinking about something else, another program. I can get into all the technical details. He was asking about the metadata program and the euphemistic way he asked about it, I didn’t break code. I was thinking of another program that we had just gotten renewed, Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. By the way, had I been on the same page with him and understood what he was asking me, I would have still been in a bad place because at the time that program was classified. And just on the face of it, trotting up the Hill testifying for 20 or 25 years, dozens of hearings, hundreds of questions and always tried to answer them straight. But gee, just for a change of pace, I think I’ll lie on this one question and by the way, do it on live television in front of one of my oversight committees. Really? No. So I made a mistake, but I didn’t lie.”

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