And maybe the worst part for Clapper is, he still doesn’t get why Snowden did it. Clapper sees himself as the man who’s opened up the intelligence community to public scrutiny, who keeps the Constitution on his wall, and who’s endured the endless congressional grillings—all while keeping Americans safe. How could Snowden, a fellow intelligence analyst and contractor, not see that? ‘Maybe if I had I’d understand him better because I have trouble understanding what he did or what he’d do,’ the director said. ‘From my standpoint, the damage he’s done. I could almost accept it or understand it if this were simply about his concerns about so-called domestic surveillance programs. But what he did, what he took, what he has exposed, goes way, way, way beyond the so-called domestic surveillance programs.’James Clapper, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence who “wakes up and prepares for the worst job in Washington,” explains to The Daily Beast’s Eli Lake why they can’t stop another Snowden.
If Yanukovych ever got elected president, it would be the biggest disaster for Ukraine.Talk about psychic. A Ukrainian ex-journalist, translator and guide said this on Yaukovych a while back.