James Clapper's New Excuse: Forgot About PATRIOT Act When Denying Americans' Communications Were Being Snooped On

This guy's in charge of the intelligence community?


The most senior US intelligence official told a Senate oversight panel that he "simply didn't think" of the National Security Agency's efforts to collect the phone records of millions of Americans when he testified in March that it did "not wittingly" snoop on their communications.

James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, made the comments in a letter to the Senate intelligence committee, released in full for the first time on Tuesday.