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The Hill: Attorney: Spy chief had 'forgotten' about NSA program when he misled Congress

Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper wasn’t lying when he wrongly told Congress in 2013 that the government does not “wittingly” collect information about millions of Americans, according to his top lawyer.

He just forgot.

“This was not an untruth or a falsehood. This was just a mistake on his part,” Robert Litt, the general counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, said during a panel discussion hosted by the Advisory Committee on Transparency on Friday.

“We all make mistakes.”

Update: Intel chief ‘absolutely’ forgot about NSA data sweep program, attorney says -- FOX News

WNU Editor: This is one of the biggest programs within the NSA involving billions of dollars taken their budget, it also involved numerous officials within the intelligence communist, as well as from the White House ... and he did not know about it?!?!?!? I doubt it. What this off-hand remark from his top lawyer tells me is that they are still "smarting" from the Edward Snowden leaks/revelations that proved he lied to Congress .... and they are still looking (two years later) for an excuse that will stick.

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