We also intended an agile and elite staff of under 300 people reporting to the dni, drawn from both inside and outside government.
However it happened, that falls on dni, not the White House or the NSA.
dni director James Clapper lied to Congress when he told it the NSA did not have a surveillance system.
dni acknowledged the new assessment publicly on the 28th, 10 days after it was made.
There's still the question of why the dni intel was so different and wasn't settled until the 18th at the earliest.
DHS as presently organized is not the answer (and maybe not dni either).
“Like others, dni Clapper had concerns about these individuals,” said Clapper spokesman Shawn Turner.