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Thune Not Ready To Call Clapper A Liar

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Thune Not Ready To Call Clapper A Liar

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is under fire after telling Oregon Senator Ron Wyden during a sworn hearing in March that United States intelligence services do not “wittingly” collect data on millions of Americans. But that statement has proven false after a leaker released the details on a government program to collect phone and other electronic communications data made by Americans. South Dakota Senator John Thune says he is not ready to call Clapper a liar…

Thune says Clapper was clearly evasive…

Thune says government agencies have been give broad authority…

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