Fresh on the heels of news that seven GOP Congressmen have called on Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate James R. Clapper Jr. for lying, a well-known United States senator has taken things one step further by calling for the Director of National Intelligence to resign.
During an appearance Thursday evening on Fox News Channel’s On the Record program, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told host Greta Van Susteren that DNI Clapper is a bigger danger to the country than alleged National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.
“I think that it’s a bit hypocritical for those who want blood and want to prosecute Snowden for breaking the law — which he did,” Senator Paul said, “but they don’t want to do anything to the director of intelligence for breaking the law.
“It’s like we’re gonna pick and choose which laws can be broken and which ones can’t,” he continued. “I think, particularly when you’re a high-ranking official in government, you’re setting an example for the rest of government.”
Senator Rand went on to explain that actions such as Clapper’s (i.e., lying to members of the Senate while under oath March 12) make it more difficult for elected officials to believe members of the Intelligence Community when they testify.
Why? In part, because my latest nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, is based upon my own exhaustive four-year investigation of another scandal in which Clapper was discovered to have played a major role.