Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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Clapper won't lead NSA review, White House says...

Intelligence Director James Clapper will not lead a National Security Agency review President Obama vowed would be autonomous, a spokeswoman said.

An Obama memorandum Monday directing Clapper, the nation's top intelligence figure, to "establish" the review group and report its findings to the president did not mean Clapper would head the panel or be involved with the panel members' selection, White House National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said Tuesday.

"The panel members are being selected by the White House, in consultation with the intelligence community," she said in a statement. (more)