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Intelligence Officials Evade Questions on Domestic Surveillance

Posted By John Glaser On March 12, 2013 @ 10:03 am In News | Comments Disabled

In Senate testimony today, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and FBI Director Robert Mueller evaded questions from Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) on domestic surveillance of American citizens. Clapper seems visibly annoyed at the question. Neither he nor Mueller were willing to give specific answers, presumably because surveillance practices have gone far beyond constitutional and statutory constraints.

Update: Wyden got to question Clapper later on in the testimony, leading to a very awkward answer on domestic surveillance from Clapper:

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