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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday said that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has been as harmful to American intelligence gather capabilities as leaker Edward Snowden.
“That Clapper is lying to Congress is probably more injurious to our intelligent capabilities than anything Snowden did,” Paul told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “Clapper has damaged the credibility of the entire intelligence apparatus and I’m not sure what to believe anymore when they come to Congress.”
Paul also said he believes Clapper would need to resign to restore confidence in the intelligence community.
New York Rep. Peter King on Thursday ripped into Sen. Rand Paul for his attack on Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, charging that his fellow Republican "disgraced his office — and he owes General Clapper an apology immediately."
"That is absolutely disgraceful to compare General Clapper with a traitor," King, who confirmed to Newsmax in July that he was considering a bid for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, told Wolf Blitzer on CNN.
He was referring to Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency subcontractor who leaked information about the government's vast electronic surveillance programs. Paul told Blitzer on Wednesday that Clapper posed a greater threat to the nation's security than Snowden.
So to recap.
snowden- tells the truth to the american people. TRAITOR! HANG HIM BY HIS NECK!
clapper- lies to CONGRESS AND ALL AMERICANS. HERO! WE OWE HIM AN APOLOGY! and maybe some cake and hot cocoa for his troubles.
Does that sum it up?
So to recap. snowden- tells the truth to the american people. TRAITOR! HANG HIM BY HIS NECK! clapper- lies to CONGRESS AND ALL AMERICANS. HERO! WE OWE HIM AN APOLOGY! and maybe some cake and hot cocoa for his troubles. Does that sum it up?