April 3, 2014

THE HILL: DOJ silent on spy chief investigation.

Months after requesting an investigation into Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for lying to Congress, lawmakers have yet to get an update from the Justice Department.

Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), the original author of the Patriot Act, and six other House Republicans called for a criminal probe into Clapper last year for falsely testifying that the government was not collecting bulk information on millions of Americans.

Months later, Sensenbrenner said there’s been no response.

“Intelligence officials cannot be permitted to lie with impunity,” he wrote in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday. “I respectfully request an update as soon as possible.”

Since a major part of Holder’s job is to enable them to do just that, I wouldn’t hold my breath.