Despite these public stumbles, Obama asked clapper to remain in his job for the second term.
clapper provided no evidence or specifics to back up the charge in his public testimony.
If [there were] not national security implications, then why tell clapper when they did?
late 13c., agent noun from clap (v.). Meaning "tongue of a bell" is from late 14c. Old English had clipur. Meaning "hinged board snapped in front of a camera at the start of filming to synchronize picture and sound" is from 1940.