December 19th, 2013
09:39 PM ET

Fmr. Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales speaks out on NSA recommendations

House Republicans are demanding an immediate investigation of the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, for lying to Congress in this exchange.:

Sen. Ron Wyden asked Clapper whether the National Security Agency (NSA) collected "any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?"

Clapper answered, "No, sir."

Wyden: "It does not?"

Clapper: "Not wittingly. There are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect, but not wittingly."

OutFront: Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, he fought to defend NSA surveillance tactics during the Bush administration.

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