Open Letter to the House and Senate about James Clapper lying under oath

Posted: July 9, 2013 in Politics
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Back in March when National Intelligence Director James Clapper appeared before the Senate, he was asked directly, “Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?” Clapper responded, “No, sir. … Not wittingly.” We now know that he was lying under oath to congress and the American people. What actions will you take against James Clapper for committing a serious felony of perjury? Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI3) has already gone on record saying: “It now appears clear that the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, lied under oath to Congress and the American people. Members of Congress can’t make informed decisions on intelligence issues when the head of the intelligence community willfully makes false statements. Perjury is a serious crime. Mr. Clapper should resign immediately.”

Since now we know he has lied, he has come out and apologized saying “Thus my response was clearly erroneous — for which I apologize.” Is that acceptable for committing perjury and lying under oath. If it is acceptable for the National Intelligence Director to lie under oath and just apologize, what kind of precedent are you setting by not taking legal action towards him? Will it be acceptable for future heads of government agencies to lie to Members of Congress and the American people? Will there be an investigation of James Clapper? I hope to hear back from you soon.

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