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Mr. Chaffetz declined to comment Wednesday to The Washington Times. His press secretary, M.J. Henshaw, said that “as far as The Wall Street Journal piece, I think my boss said everything he wanted to say about it.”

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat, shot back at Mr. Chaffetz on Wednesday.

“We have seen absolutely no evidence to support the irresponsible charge that there was any deliberate effort to mislead the American people,” he said, adding that he had neither heard nor seen anything during Mr. Clapper’s classified briefing “that would support Mr. Chaffetz’s statement.”

Shaun Waterman contributed to this report.

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Guy Taylor

Guy Taylor

Guy Taylor is the National Security Team Leader at The Washington Times, overseeing the paper’s State Department, Pentagon and intelligence community coverage. He’s also a frequent guest on The McLaughlin Group and C-SPAN.

His series on political, economic and security developments in Mexico won a 2012 Virginia Press Association award.

Prior to rejoining The Times in 2011, his work was ...

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