Former Security Chief James Clapper lies about his lie.
Meghan McCain confronted Clapper about a statement he made while testifying before Congress five years ago, when he was asked whether or not the NSA was spying on Americans.
"In 2013 when you were asked about it, you said 'no,'" McCain said. "So that is a lie."
"I made a mistake," Clapper said. "I didn't lie. I was thinking about something else, another program."
In 2013 Sen. Ron Wyden asked Clapper: "Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions, or hundreds of millions, of Americans?"
He did not ask Clapper about a specific program. Wyden simply asked if the NSA was collecting any data at all on millions of Americans, and Clapper said no. As it turns out, his response was a lie, plain and simple. Instead of fessing up and admitting that he lied before Congress five years ago, he's doubling down.
Here's the video evidence: