Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper wasn’t lying when he wrongly told Congress in 2013 that the government does not “wittingly” collect information about millions of Americans, according to his top lawyer.Isn't it a violation of ethics for a lawyer to lie like this?
He just forgot.
“This was not an untruth or a falsehood. This was just a mistake on his part,” Robert Litt, the general counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, said during a panel discussion hosted by the Advisory Committee on Transparency on Friday.
Oh yeah, he works for the government; 'lawyer' and 'ethics' don't go together there.
I wonder if they actually expect anyone to believe this, or it's just their CYA story(no matter how stupid)?