Sen. Rand Paul: ‘One of the Most Notorious of These Liars Was James Clapper’

‘When cross-examined under oath by Senator Wyden, James Clapper denied that the government was collecting data on millions of Americans’

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PAUL: “The PATRIOT Act allows a secret court, FISA, to grant generalized warrants to collect personal data from millions of Americans. The spies who run these surveillance programs then lied for years and years to us. One of the most notorious of these liars was James Clapper. When cross-examined under oath by Senator Wyden, James Clapper denied that the government was collecting data on millions of Americans. A month later, the whistle-blower, Edward Snowden, revealed that Clapper had lied. Snowden revealed that Clapper and others were using the PATRIOT Act to spy on virtually every American. Snowden revealed that the secret FISA court was allowing a single court order to command the collection of millions of Americans’ personal phone data. Most members of Congress had no idea that this was going on.”

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