STUMPED… Caught on Tape – US Intelligence Chief Clueless On London Terror Arrests During Interview (Video)
The Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was interviewed by Diane Sawyer on ABC News yesterday and was completely unaware that Great Britain had just arrested 12 Islamists in a major terror bust.
And, here we thought DHS Secretary Janet “The System Worked” Napolitano or counter-terrorism expert John “pro-jihad” Brennan would offer the best sound bites.
James Clapper’s deer in the headlights look made the other two appear competent and sane.
Freedom’s Lighthouse posted the video:
Maybe, expecting the National Intelligence Director to keep up on major international terror arrests is asking too much?
FOX News reported:
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, during a television interview taped Monday, appeared unaware of a major set of terror arrests in Great Britain that morning.
Clapper appeared alongside two other top U.S. security officials on ABC News, in an interview that aired Tuesday. He was asked directly by Diane Sawyer about the arrests of 12 men allegedly involved in an Al Qaeda-inspired plot to attack shops and other targets in London.
“First of all, London. How serious is it? Any implication that it was coming here?” Sawyer asked.
Clapper was silent for several seconds, then quietly turned his head and said, “London?”
White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan stepped in to explain that the British had informed U.S. officials about the plot that morning.
“Oh,” Clapper said.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was also part of the interview and said that as far as she knew the arrests are unrelated to any threats against the U.S.
Later in the segment, Sawyer told Clapper she was “a little surprised” he didn’t know about the London plot.
“Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t,” Clapper said.
We’re in the best of hands.