Speeches & Interviews

Speeches & Interviews

I wish that I was here in happier times for the Intelligence Community. The last several weeks have seen a series of reckless disclosures of classified information about intelligence activities. These disclosures threaten to cause long-lasting and irreversible harm to our ability to identify and respond to the many threats facing our Nation.
Robert Litt, ODNI General Counsel, appeared on a panel at the Newseum co-sponsored by the ABA and Medill School of Journalism entitled “NSA Surveillance Leaks: Facts & Fiction” on June 25, 2013.
Most of us know, because we’ve worked in this business for a while, that the business of intelligence is a little iffy, and at the moment, it’s a little chancier than usual.
Thanks very much for that gracious introduction, John [Negroponte, INSA Chairman of the Board].  Good evening to all.  It’s great to see so many old friends here.  Most importantly, we all get to be here with Mike and Jeanine Hayden, along with their family...
Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent: Director Clapper thank you very much for letting us come out here and interview you on the subject of all these leaks and how it has affected American intelligence gathering. Does the Intelligence Community feel besieged by the fact that these Top Secret documents are getting out?