Peter King: Rand Paul 'Disgraced His Office' With NSA Criticism
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) criticized Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for his condemnation of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, charging the Kentucky senator with having "disgraced his office."
King, a defender of the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance program, said Paul was out of line in comparing Clapper to government contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked documents on the NSA earlier this year.
"For Senator Paul to compare that patriot, General Clapper, with someone like Snowden, who is a traitor, who has put American lives at risk -- Senator Paul should be ashamed of himself," King said during a Thursday appearance on CNN's "The Situation Room." "It's an absolute disgrace. He disgraced his office and he owes General Clapper an apology immediately."
Or Larry Klayman?
Tea Party ‘revolutionary’ Larry Klayman blames Obama for disastrous CNN interview
Tea Partier and frequent litigant Larry Klayman said in an interview with World Net Daily on Thursday that he is considering filing a lawsuit against the news network CNN after an embarrassing interview with anchor Don Lemon and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin earlier this week.
Not only did Klayman tell WND head Jerome Corsi that Lemon should be fired for being a “well-known ultra-leftist African-American political activist who pursues a LGBT sexual agenda,” Right Wing Watch reported that the Tea Party leader said that the interview was the culmination of a plot against him by formidable forces.
“What CNN did to me yesterday was a hit piece orchestrated against me by the Obama White House with the direct involvement of the Democratic National Committee in an attempt to discredit me and to turn the public against Judge Leon’s court decision that the NSA is violating Fourth Amendment rights,” Klayman said to Corsi.
On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon — appointed by George W. Bush — found in favor of a suit by Klayman and fellow right-wing activist Charles Strange alleging that the National Security Agency’s metadata spying program is unconstitutional.