Clapper hacked: US Intelligence director’s personal e-mail and phone breached

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The same entity that claims to be behind a recent hack of CIA Director John Brennan's personal email now claims to be behind a breach of the accounts of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence confirmed to Motherboard that Clapper had been targeted, and that the case has been forwarded to law enforcement.

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US intel chief James Clapper: journalists reporting on leaked Snowden NSA docs “accomplices” to crime

U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

In a Senate Judiciary Hearing on NSA surveillance today, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper insinuated dozens of journalists reporting on documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden were “accomplices” to a crime. His spokesman further suggested Clapper was referring to journalists after the hearing had concluded.

If this is the official stance of the US government, it is downright chilling.

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US intel chief James Clapper: I didn't lie about spying program, just gave "erroneous" answer

Sad James Clapper is Sad.

Lost in the plane-chasing, Moscow-airport-limbo-ing dramatic Snowden headlines today is a bombshell revelation: America's most senior intelligence official lied to a Senate intelligence committee.

Not that James Clapper is admitting he committed perjury by intentionally misleading our elected representatives.

He claims instead that he gave an 'erroneous' answer because he forgot about the Patriot Act. And you know he'll get away with it.

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