Janet Napolitano Says Director Of National Intelligence Did Not “Need” To Know About London Terror Plot
The London terror plot arrests, it was a need to know basis and HHS Secretary felt that the Director Of National Intelligence did not need to know. I feel safe. It is exactly this type of dealing with terrorism that makes “We the People” feel unsafe.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in an interview with CNN’s State of the Union said that Director Of National Intelligence James Clapper did not need to know about the 12 terror suspects arrested in London in a terror plot because he was involved in other things. Napolitano claims that because others know, there was no need to be concerned.
The eye opening and startling event took place during an ABC – Diane Sawyer interview with National Director of Intelligence James Clapper, Chief Counter Intelligence advisor John Brennan and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, when James Clapper was caught off guard and had no idea of the days news that 12 terrorists had been arrested in the UK.
See the VIDEO as Mediaite where Janet Napolitano tries to make excuses for the gang that couldn’t shoot straight.
I knew. [Chief Counterterrorism Advisor] John Brennan knew. We also knew there was no connect that had been perceived to anything going on in the homeland and that we were in perfect connectivity with our colleagues in Britain. So one of the things I think that should be very clear to the American people is that those of us in homeland security who needed to know, we knew.
Just curious Janet, why is this the third excuse being used to justify this terrorism PR screw up? First the Obama administration lied that Clapper had been briefed and blamed the vauge question. Then they finally came clean and admitted that Clapper had never been briefed but they would make sure in the future that he would be if such an event occurred again. Now Napolitano says its no big deal and Clapper did not need to know. This is the problem with this administration, especially when it comes to terrorism and the people’s understanding. WE THE PEOPLE hardly want three different answers, excuses and back tracking when it comes to terrorism. As the Gateway Pundit stated, “It’s good to know that this guy is the principal advisor to the president, huh?”