In recent weeks several high ranking officials of the U.S. government have been shown to have been routinely and systematically lying not just to the American people but also to Congress.
The liars have included U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (the nation's highest law enforcement officer), Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander.
Lying to congress is a crime . . . but apparently not for the politically favored who hold high office. Nobody cares about their lying sufficiently to hold them accountable for being intentionally untruthful and misleading.