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.