Obama official caught misleading Congress

Tom Jackson
Jun 7, 2013

President Obama, defending his domestic spying program today, said that Congress knows all about it. 

"Obama said Congress had been fully briefed on the various secret programs, and suggested that lawmakers who disapproved of those initiatives or to 'abuses' could have objected," says this Yahoo News account.

Oh, really? A dramatic example has emerged of the administration's idea of "fully briefing" Congress: An Obama administration official who denied in testimony before Congress that the National Security Agency collects data from millions of Americans.

Here was the exchange between Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and the president's director of national intelligence, James Clapper:

Wyden: So what I wanted to see is if you could give me a yes or no answer to the question: Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?

Clapper: No, sir.

Wyden: It does not.

Clapper: Not wittingly. There are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect, but not wittingly.

This was not exactly the truth.

Citation: Here and here.

 

 

Comments

Contango

Pres. Obama, 6/7/13:

"If people can't trust not only the executive branch but also don't trust Congress and don't trust federal judges to make sure that we're abiding by the Constitution, due process,and rule of law, then we're going to have some problems here,"

No sh*t!

TboneWalkerJr

NONE OF THIS MATTERS !!! to the OBAMA BASE that is, which includes 99% of BLACKS and a large number of liberal whites who consider themselves BLACK ON THE INSIDE

OBAMA SUPPORT HAS NEVER AND WILL NEVER DROP BELOW 49% because the WHITE-HATING RACISTS WHO ELECTED HIM ONLY CARE ABOUT HIS NON-WHITE SKIN COLOR (OK, HALF NON-white)

IF Obama announced his intent to REPEAL THE 13th AMENDMENT to the US Constitution, BLACKS and LIBERALS would STILL SUPPORT HIM 100%

If Obama announced a national MILITARY DRAFT of ONLY BLACK MALES, his support among blacks and liberals would remain unchanged

Come to think of it, those would be GREAT MOVES for him. Not only would he keep his entire base constituency, he would also get 90% of the REpublicans,

he would have enough support to repeal the 2-term limit for presidents

deertracker

Would someone PLEASE throw TBone a bone then call the dog catcher?

Contango

Re: "Would someone PLEASE throw TBone a bone then call the dog catcher?"

Ignorant of the Blues eh?

“The Blues is the truth. If it’s not the truth, it’s not the Blues.”

- Willie Dixon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h...

OMG.LOL.WT_

We survived Bush. You will survive Obama.
https://www.facebook.com/WSBYSO

The Big Dog's back

My sentiments exactly.

Contango

Re: "You will survive Obama."

Gotta think longer term.

According to Bill Maher, he's worried about a Pres. Ted Cruz.

"Road to Serfdom": The 'best intentioned' legislation will ultimately be misused.

BTW: Not heavily mentioned in the media on Fri.; NEW record number of households on food stamps. GO 'BAMA!

http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/0...

Contango

Pres. Obama, June 7, 2013: "I welcome this debate."

Edward Snowden, the former NSA employee said that he wanted to start the debate.

There ya go!

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Pres. Obama, June 7, 2013:

"So in summary, what you've got is two programs that were originally authorized by Congress, have been repeatedly authorized by Congress, bipartisan majorities have approved on them, Congress is continually briefed on how these are conducted."

So EVERYONE in Congress knew, but NOBODY knew the scope of the programs until Mr. Snowden exposed them to The Guardian?

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-pr...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commen...

So how are the "Fast & Furious," the DOJ/AP, the Benghazi and the IRS Congressional "briefings" goin'?

FULL cooperation Mr. President?

The Big Dog's back

So now you are defending a man (Snowden) who committed treason pooh?

Contango

@ Kool-aid drinking, "Don't Worry, Be Happy," Obamabots:

Here's what your HERO Paul Krugman had to say:

http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/0...

arnmcrmn

Ohio Dept. Of Insurance: Obamacare To Increase Individual-Market Health Premiums By 88 Percent.

Thanks Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/thea...

kURTje

You lose - pay up.

arnmcrmn

Here is your LIAR N CHIEF. ENJOY PUKING ON HIS TWO FACED LIES!!!!!!!

Video You Won’t See in Media: Senator Obama Debates President Obama on Surveillance

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mat...

Minuteman

All our personal info is being used for more than anti-terrorism, it is used to see how we will vote, and who is on "the other side", etc. As with other entities that harvest our info and see what we are looking at online, it's used to sell us something. There's a whole industry devoted to analyzing our info and making it work for whatever they choose. They will now show us how the whistle blower should take the blame, by using our data reaped from the internet. He'll be the villain and the gov't can continue as if nothing happened, and even better, the public will support more intrusion. No need for a search warrant.

Minuteman

Next week's scandal will make this one insignificant. Benghazi was years ago wasn't it?

The Big Dog's back

I suppose when there are no scandals the Repubs need to create one.

Contango

^^^ “Another insightful comment by bonehead.” - the Big Dog’s back, 6/5/13 :-7

Contango

The NSA has access to ordinary Americans' credit card ,cell phones and emails records but the STATE can't use this data in order to find the 11 million or more "illegals" that 'may' be terrorists?

arnmcrmn

Video You Won’t See in Media: Senator Obama Debates President Obama on Surveillance

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mat...

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