“I probably shouldn’t say this, but I will. Had we been transparent about this from the outset right after 9/11 … and said both to the American people and to their elected representatives, we need to cover this gap, we need to make sure this never happens to us again, so here is what we are going to set up, here is how it’s going to work, and why we have to do it, and here are the safeguards … We wouldn’t have had the problem we had.” That’s Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on how all these NSA revelations could have played out if the Feds had handled things differently.