Originally published: January 27, 2014
Last updated: January 27, 2014 - 5:58pm
A group of congressmen led by Rep Darrell Issa (R-CA) is pushing for President Barack Obama to fire James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, who they say misled Congress about the extent of the National Security Agency's surveillance activity.
The lawmakers called Director Clapper's position "incompatible" with the administration's effort to restore trust in the NSA, according to a letter sent to the White House. The group is mostly Republican, but includes one Democrat, Rep. Alan Grayson (FL). "Director Clapper continues to hold his position despite lying to Congress under oath about the existence of bulk data collection programs in March 2013," the letter reads. "Asking Director Clapper, and other federal intelligence officials who misrepresented programs to Congress and the courts, to report to you on needed reforms ... is not a credible solution."
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