Should Nation’s Top Intelligence Official Be Impeached for Lying?

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:

President Bill Clinton

President Bill Clinton

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.)

James R. Clapper Jr.

James R. Clapper Jr.

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!

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About BobMcCarty

A native of Enid, Oklahoma, Bob McCarty graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in journalism in 1984. During the next two decades, he served stints as an Air Force public affairs officer, a political campaign manager, a technology sales consultant and a public relations professional. Today, Bob spends most of his time researching topics, writing about them and publishing those writings. When he’s not writing online, he’s working as an author. Bob’s first published book, Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice (October 2011), chronicles the life story and wrongful conviction of Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart, a highly-decorated Green Beret combat veteran. In his second book, THE CLAPPER MEMO (May 2013), Bob connects the dots between a memo signed by James R. Clapper Jr. — the man now serving as our nation’s top intelligence official — and the deaths of dozens of Americans in Afghanistan at the hands of our so-called Afghan “allies” wearing the uniforms of their nation’s military, police and security forces. Bob is married, has three sons and lives in the St. Louis area. Bob is available for media and blogger interviews. Simply drop a comment here, leaving your name, organization, phone number, e-mail address and area of interest. He’ll try to respond as soon as possible.

One thought on “Should Nation’s Top Intelligence Official Be Impeached for Lying?

  1. Not impeached, fired. And prosecuted. If we can muster up the will to prosecute truth tellers, then we can surely prosecute some official liars.

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