Was the U.S. intelligence boss telling the truth about data collection of Americans? Depends on the definition of ‘collect’

National Post | News

So concerned was U.S. Senator Ron Wyden about a delicate — and very important — question he gave James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, 24 hours notice before asking it.

“Does the NSA [National Security Agency] collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?” Mr. Wyden, a long-standing member of the Intelligence Committee, asked Mr. Clapper at a congressional hearing in March.

“No, sir,” Mr. Clapper replied.

Mr. Wyden: “It does not?”

Mr. Clapper: “Not wittingly. There are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect, but not wittingly.”

There are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect, but not wittingly

In light of revelations the NSA is collecting hundreds of millions of phone records, emails and other information from Americans, it appears Mr. Clapper may have been lying. Or was he?

In the world of espionage it seems the word “collect” is…

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