Intelligence Head Who Lied To Congress Bans Employees From Talking To Media
“Henceforward, the only news about intelligence is to be authorized news.”
April 25th, 2014
The Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, who notoriously lied to Congress over the scope of the NSA’s mass surveillance program, has issued a directive that effectively bans anyone working for any US intelligence agency from talking to the media or journalists.
The directive, which will be seen as many as an all out assault on the First Amendment rights of intelligence employees, says that personnel “must obtain authorization for contacts with the media” on any “intelligence-related information”.