House Intel Chair: Clarke Is 'Lying'

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    The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is accusing former White House terrorism czar Richard Clarke of flat-out "lying" in his sworn testimony this week before the independent commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks.

    "Clarke’s testimony to our committee is 180 degrees out of line with what he is saying in his book," Rep. Porter Goss, R-Fla., told Roll Call yesterday. "He’s either lying in his book or he lied to our committee. It’s one or the other."

    "If he was lying to a congressional committee, he's got a big problem here," Goss warned.

    But his charges echo comments from former Navy secretary and 9/11 Commission member John Lehman, who read Clarke the riot act during his testimony on Wednesday.

    Lehman said that during the private debriefings, the bulk of Clarke's criticism was directed at the Clinton administration, not Bush.

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