How lovely for James R Clapper to have someone willing to speak up for his honesty and integrity …
Short version: He didn’t lie, he merely “… was surprised by the question and focused his mind on [something else] …”*
Now waiting for my kids to try that one on me.
* “In that context, his answer was and is accurate.” (Oh stop it! Hahahahaha … I can’t breathe!)
It’s all just a misunderstanding of the question.