Since the Snowden revelations first started coming out, forcing James Clapper to admit that he flat-out lied to Congress
, we've been somewhat perplexed as to how Clapper could come out of the whole thing "unscathed."
Congress seemed willing to look the other way, and the President didn't appear to have any interest in firing Clapper or Keith Alexander, so as not to "let Snowden win."
But, it's never made much sense. Lying to Congress is a pretty serious crime -- and considering the lying was to cover up a program that just this week was found to be unconstitutional, it seems even more serious. The fact that anyone in Congress thinks that Clapper can even be remotely trusted to tell the truth going forward when he got away with lying, seems bizarre.
Hopefully that will be changing now.
Back in October, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, the author of the PATRIOT...