Lying to Congress shouldn't be so easy

info@islandpacket.comJune 17, 2013 

It is hard to believe that lying to Congress has become so easy and without legal consequence.

James R. Clapper, director of National Intelligence, was asked a direct question: Does the (National Security Agency) collect any data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?

His response: "No sir, not wittingly." Clearly a lie, as we now know. He was briefed and knew this question would be asked by Sen. Ron Wyden, but rather than say he could not respond for security reasons, he chose to flat-out lie.

What action will the United States take against him? Zero is the answer. We hoped for transparency in this administration, and we received "liar, liar pants on fire."

When will somebody besides the whistle-blower now in Hong Kong start telling the truth? America deserves to know.

Ronald Settimo

Bluffton

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