a poorly structured narrative

“No, sir.”

The NSA is flatly denying having known about the Heartbleed security flaw until it was publicly announced.

Luckily, the NSA only flatly denies allegations when they’re true. So now we know for sure.

Wyden: “So what I wanted to see is if you could give me a yes or no answer to the question: Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?”

Clapper: “No, sir.”

Wyden: “It does not?”

Clapper: “Not wittingly. There are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect, but not wittingly.”