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Susan Rice: NSA Officials Didn’t Lie, They ‘Inadvertently Made False Representations’
by Josh Feldman | 10:13 pm, December 22nd, 2013



National Security Advisor Susan Rice appeared on Sunday night’s 60 Minutes with Lesley Stahl, and one of the issues she addressed was the continued fallout from the Edward Snowden NSA leaks. Rice argued that NSA officials didn’t lie about intel dragnets, they just “inadvertently made false representations.” This statement comes as House Republicans are demanding a criminal probe for Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for his flat-out denial in March, three months before the Snowden leaks began, that the NSA collects data on hundreds of millions of Americans (a denial that Clapper later categorized as the “least untruthful” answer he could have provided).



After expressing the opinion that Snowden should “be sent back” to the U.S. and “face justice,” Rice faced Stahl’s questioning about whether NSA officials have lied to Congress or not. Here’s the exchange:

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    STAHL: “Officials in the intelligence community have actually been untruthful both to the American public in hearings, in Congress, and to the FISA court.”

    RICE: “There have been cases where they have inadvertently made false representations, and they themselves have discovered it and corrected it.”


Rice also asserted that NSA surveillance has been worth is and “the fact that we have not had a successful attack on our homeland since 9/11 should not be diminished.”

The segment elicited some criticism (though not as much as last week’s NSA puff piece) on Twitter, including from Glenn Greenwald and actor John Cusack.









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To the un-informed, the reference to Kissinger would increase their perception of her status.

To the informed, it reveals who she really works for...


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RICE: “There have been cases where they have inadvertently made false representations, and they themselves have discovered it and corrected it.”

BS on a grand scale! Firstly nothing about it was inadvertent and second they continued to repeat those lies for days and days even in the face of OVERWHELMING evidence to the contrary!

They were, and still are lying through their teeth about the entire matter!
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This is rich because she herself started the grand lie of blaming the poor film maker on every Sun morning talk show she could get on...what a b**tch!

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This is rich because she herself started the grand lie of blaming the poor film maker on every Sun morning talk show she could get on...what a b**tch!

People like that simply trade their integrity for power and wealth.  They don't value it anyway.

Kinda like Esau trading his birthright for temporary, carnal gratification...


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Lies are truth, down is up, wrong is right. Just another day in Obamabizarro World.
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Trying to recall how that worked out for Martha Stewart.
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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Trying to recall how that worked out for Martha Stewart.

Martha's big mistake wasn't inadvertently making false representations, it was not having enough friends in the upper echelons of government.  Had she bought enough influence in D.C. - I mean, cultivated enough political connections in D.C. - she would never have been prosecuted.


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