Intelligence Chief Clapper Likely to Escape Punishment for Perjury…(Of Course!!)
by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
Friday, 19 July 2013
Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said July 16 that he’d thought of a way to hold Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (shown) accountable for lying under oath to Congress.
During an address at the Monitor Breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor and held at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C., Levin, the chair of the Senate Armed Service Committee, wouldn’t go so far as calling on President Obama to fire Clapper, but he suggested it as a possibility.
“I’m troubled by that testimony,” he said. “I don’t know how he has tried to wiggle out from it, but I’m troubled by it, so how do you hold him accountable? I guess the only way to do that would be for the President to somehow or other fire him. I think he made it clear he regrets saying what he said and I don’t want to call on the President to fire him, although I’m troubled by it.”