How utterly ironic and pathetic that James Clapper, former director of national intelligence, should warn us all that American democracy is “under assault.”
Gee, is this the same Clapper that lied to Congress in 2013 when asked by Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon if the NSA was spying on and collecting data on Americans and responded that “no, they weren’t”? Is this the same guy who somehow avoided prosecution, and now makes reference to the founding fathers and checks and balances?
The saddest part is that Clapper still has credibility in the halls of Congress, which speaks loudly of the character of our elected representatives.
He is fortunate that he’s not a professional baseball player, as he would have faced charges for perjury. Just ask Roger Clemens, who was acquitted after the government spent $6 million prosecuting him for lying about his use of steroids, which evidently is a national security issue.
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It’s certainly comforting to know that the people in Washington, D.C. have their priorities straight.