When you are caught in a lie, what do you do? If you are an honest person, you own up to it. If you are a habitual liar, like Obama and the rest of the intelligence establishment, you tell another lie to get out of it. Oh, I'm sure there is some amount of intelligence that they found so that they can only say that they "overreacted" when a Congressional committee investigates it.
"The ends justifies the means." This is the new government oath of office. And if the ends aren't enough, then keep moving the goalposts.