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U.S. Intelligence Chief Says Why He Gave Senate Erroneous Testimony: He Forgot About The Patriot Act

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper explained in a letter why he said the government “did not wittingly” snoop on Americans.

In the full letter, Clapper attempted to explain the false testimony by saying that his recollection failed him. “I simply didn’t think of Section 215 of the Patriot Act,” he wrote to committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (Democrat, California) on 21 June, referring to the legal provision cited to justify the mass collection of Americans’ phone data, first disclosed by the Guardian.

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