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Admits Misleading Answer to Wyden
By Harold Hutchison

James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, admitted and apologized for giving a misleading answer to Senator Ron Wyden in March.

“My response was clearly erroneous — for which I apologize,” Clapper wrote in a letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. “While my staff acknowledged the error to Senator Wyden’s staff soon after the hearing, I can now openly correct it because the existence of the metadata collection program has been declassified,” the letter went on to state.

Even before Clapper’s admission, Senator Rand Paul was calling for perjury charges. “Mr. Clapper lied in Congress in defiance of the law in the name of security,” the Kentucky senator said last month. “Mr. Snowden told the truth in the name of privacy. So, I think there will be a judgment, because both of them broke the law, and history will have to determine.”