In an op-ed June 10, writer Derek Khanna compares Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr.’s testimony under oath to that of President Bill Clinton almost 15 years earlier:
Lying to a Grand Jury was the grounds for President Clinton’s impeachment; and that was lying to a grand jury, not lying to Congress when Congress is the relevant oversight branch. Furthermore, lying to Congress while Congress is performing oversight impedes a Congressional inquiry and investigation; Clinton’s lying to a Grand Jury did not impede Congressional functioning. This may be a poor example, because many disagreed with Clinton’s impeachment. The point is only that Clapper’s statement rises to or even exceeds previous standards for impeachment. (Impeachment is the House essentially “indicting” an Executive official which would require the Senate to convict for ultimate removal.)
In my recently-released book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, I call out DNI Clapper, the nation’s top intelligence official, for an action he took six years ago while he was serving as Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. In short, I connect the dots between a memo issued by Clapper and hundreds of American casualties resulting from “Green-on-Blue” or “Insider” attacks waged by so-called Afghan “allies” wearing the uniforms of their country.
By the time you finish reading THE CLAPPER MEMO, you’ll understand how, if not for that memo and similar actions taken by DoD officials, hundreds of American and coalition warfighters might have avoided being killed or wounded in Afghanistan.
Of course, there’s much, much more to the story. For the rest of the details, however, you’ll have to Order a Copy of THE CLAPPER MEMO!