James Clapper Under Fire For Denying Knowledge of Massive NSA Surveillance Operation

To a Senate Intelligence Committee, making the information's secret status irrelevant to the dodge


Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is under fire for statements he made before Congress that suggested he had no knowledge about federal government programs that collected data on millions of Americans' phone calls and Internet activities.

In March, Clapper said at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that he was not aware that the National Security Agency was involved in such large-scale efforts.