Clapper: Jokes About Reading People'...

Clapper: Jokes About Reading People's E-Mails

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#1 Jun 12, 2013
Behold, your leaders and protectors.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper Jokes About Reading People's Emails at Black-tie Dinner

-- James Clapper jokes he was busy reading emails and almost didn't make it to the dinner
-- Clapper has a history of foot-in-mouth moments
-- Clapper also took comedic aim at the TSA's controversial decision to allow pocket knives on airplanes

Too soon?

As outrage continues to build over the National Security Administration's controversial Prism program, in which the federal government collects the electronic communications (email, text messages, phone calls, etc.) of average citizens, the nation's highest intelligence official is yucking it up about what many consider to be an unconstitutional violation of the U.S. citizenry's right to privacy.

Foot-in-mouth-prone Director of National Intelligence James Clapper spoke at a black-tie dinner honoring former CIA and National Security Agency chief Michael Hayden on Friday night and - just days after admitting that he'd provided false testimony to Congress in regards to the Prism program - started cracking jokes about reading people's emails....

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