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General Clapper Changes Story Again, Says He ‘Misunderstood’ Wyden’s Question

• http://news.firedoglake.com, By: DSWright
The new claim comes months after the initial explanation.
Clapper told The Daily Beast that he simply misunderstood Wyden’s question. At the time of the hearing last March, Congress had just finished consideration of a bill to renew the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Section 702 of that legislation gives the National Security Agency the authority to collect the electronic communications of non-U.S. persons. In his question, Wyden asked initially if the United States had collected “dossiers” on American citizens and referred to an answer to this question by then NSA director, Keith Alexander.

“I was not even thinking of what he was asking about,
which is of course we now all know as section 215 of the Patriot Act governing the acquisition and storage of telephony business records metadata,” Clapper said.

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Comment by Lola Flores
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Clapper Trapper should shut his trapper already, before he hurts himself.


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