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johnnycee Wrote: The more I watched these hearings the more disgusted I get thinking that is what constitutes the U.S. Government, you have Clapper taking almost 20 seconds to answer a simple question about unmasking , and he answered in the affirmative, but only once that he can remember but he can't say who because of security reasons, a crime was committed but since it was only one time it's okay, Ms. Yates answered in the same fashion only not saying that she did any unmasking, everybody is lying,
What in the world are you even talking about? Did we watch two different hearings?
Clapper had to explain to our wonderful and super smart Republican Senators the definition of unmasking because they either willfully don't want to know what it is or are incapable of understanding basic definitions. He then had to explain the difference between unmasking and leaking because some super smart Republican Senators don't seem to understand the difference.
After he got the basic definitions out of the way, he tried to explain a few different hypothetical scenarios that could prompt a government employee to request the unmasking of someone who was unintentionally surveilled.
Yates answered differently because she was in a different department that has different rules. It is a federal crime to discuss classified information in a public forum, so she would have committed a crime had she answered the Republican Senators questions.
It's also interesting how you are more focused on that garbage than the fact that the Russian government interfered in our Presidential election and that then candidate Trump and his associates very likely colluded with them. You know - like the actual hearing was supposed to be about.
It's nice to know where your priorities lie and it's quite depressing seeing how easily you soak up the garbage talking points and misdirection the Republicans dish out on a daily basis. I can't say that I'm surprised though.