Senator Rand Paul Calls for James Clapper to Resign

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.

THE CLAPPER MEMO by Bob McCartyI couldn’t agree more!

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.

So troubling is what I discovered that one retired Navy SEAL training program commander described it as “an unconscionable cover-up.” Others endorsed it as well.

To find out what all of the fuss is about, order a copy of THE CLAPPER MEMO, available in paperback and ebook versions.

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct '11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May '13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct ’11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May ’13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

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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.

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