This guy must have attended the John Key School of Lying:
Attorney: Spy chief had ‘forgotten’ about NSA program when he misled Congress
Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper wasn’t lying when he wrongly told Congress in 2013 that the government does not “wittingly” collect information about millions of Americans, according to his top lawyer.
He just forgot.
“This was not an untruth or a falsehood. This was just a mistake on his part,” Robert Litt, the general counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, said during a panel discussion hosted by the Advisory Committee on Transparency on Friday.
“We all make mistakes.”
As far as I can tell the quoted piece is not satire. Satire, I believe, is irrelevant now, as the real world has far outgrown it. There was a time when public figures were held accountable for illegal activities and obvious lies, but that time is past.