Truth to Power

Why is the NSA still reading our mail? (And Bill Clinton’s too)

E-Mail Surveillance Renews Concerns in Congress

WASHINGTON – The National Security Agency is facing renewed scrutiny over the extent of its domestic surveillance program, with critics in Congress saying its recent intercepts of the private telephone calls and e-mail messages of Americans are broader than previously acknowledged, current and former officials said.

Those inquiries have led to concerns in Congress about the agency’s ability to collect and read domestic e-mail messages of Americans on a widespread basis, officials said. Supporting that conclusion is the account of a former N.S.A. analyst who, in a series of interviews, described being trained in 2005 for a program in which the agency routinely examined large volumes of Americans’ e-mail messages without court warrants. Two intelligence officials confirmed that the program was still in operation.

…The former analyst added that his instructors had warned against committing any abuses, telling his class that another analyst had been investigated because he had improperly accessed the personal e-mail of former President Bill Clinton. </em>

I’m so damned tired of Bush and his caviler ignoring of the Constitution, his gutting of the rule of law…

Wait, what? Bush isn’t president anymore? We elected a what? A Democrat? And they are still reading our email?

Why do we vote again?


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