Yesterday’s announcement by DNI Clapper led to a lot of snarky/cynical comments on Twitter about how having the man who lied to Congress about NSA surveillance oversee a review of programs was… well, a Very Bad Idea. Now it seems that he won’t be leading the review. Brendan Sasso reports:
The Obama administration is denying that James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, will control a review of the government’s surveillance programs.
“Director Clapper will not be a part of the group, and is not leading or directing the group’s efforts,” Caitlin Hayden, a White House spokeswoman, told The Hill on Tuesday.
Read more on The Hill.