February 3, 2010
"The article published by Politico today regarding testimony of the Director of National Intelligence before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is inaccurate and irresponsible. The DNI did not criticize the Administration in any way - the assertion that he did is simply wrong.Office of the Director of National Intelligence
The DNI stated that the combination of reality and politics regarding the December 25 attempted terrorist attack is surprising and that the Intelligence Community is trying to bring intelligence and law enforcement to bear on those who threaten our country. To suggest that his statement is a "blast" at the White House distorts words clearly spoken and seeks to create a conflict where none exists."