Clapper stated: “Not wittingly. There are cases where they could, inadvertently perhaps, collect – but not wittingly.”
Asked about those remarks this week, Clapper told the National Journal, “What I said was, the NSA does not voyeuristically pore through U.S. citizens’ e-mails. I stand by that.”
Clapper’s testimony is at odds with multiple news media reports of the NSA collecting phone and Internet data from millions of Americans.