Many civil libertarians took it badly when the news hit that James Clapper would be the running the review of the NSA's spying on the American people. I was one of those folks; see yesterday's post.
The White House, reacting to all of the criticism, is now saying that Clapper will not be running the review and will not be part of the group. Members of the group are being chosen by the White House and will be announced soon, according to an article by the Hill. Clapper's own memo called the review group "the Director of National Intelligence Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies," Yahoo News points out. (Clapper is the director of national intelligence, so Clapper himself is saying it's his group.)
I guess we'll have a better idea of what to think when the members of the review panel are named.