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  •  Also, he had time to prepare... (3+ / 0-)
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    Sunspots, wilderness voice, paulbkk

    It wasn't a spur-of-the-moment question.  Wyden submitted his questions, so Clapper knew he needed to have an answer.  Even if you don't think you could prove "knowingly and willfully", you could at a minimum show incompetence - hence the request for a resignation.  If the best Clapper can do with his authority and several days notice is come up with a wrong answer to a clear and simple question, then he shouldn't have the authority that he has.  

    On the other point, if Congress wants to be taken seriously, then at some point they should prosecute someone.  It's not like they haven't moved forward before without cases that are ironclad.

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