(Washington, DC) -- America's Director of National Intelligence is calling the partial government shutdown "insidious."
NSA head James Clapper told a Senate Judiciary Committee today that the shutdown affects "our global capability to support the military, to support diplomacy and foreign policy matters." Clapper said each day that goes by "the jeopardy increases."
He added that 70 percent of civilian intelligence workers are on furlough because they were not deemed to be addressing an imminent threat. Nationwide, more than 800,000 federal workers are off the job due to the partial shutdown of the government.