Skip to comments.NSA surveillance: anger mounts in Congress at 'spying on Americans'
Posted on 06/12/2013 7:02:08 AM PDT by gethimoutofthehouse
Anger was mounting in Congress on Tuesday night as politicians, briefed for the first time after revelations about the government's surveillance dragnet, vowed to rein in a system that one said amounted to "spying on Americans".
Intelligence chiefs and FBI officials had hoped that the closed-door briefing with a full meeting of the House of Representatives would help reassure members about the widespread collection of US phone records revealed by the Guardian.
But senior figures from both parties emerged from the meeting alarmed at the extent of a surveillance program that many claimed never to have heard of until whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked a series of top-secret documents.
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They’re so cute when they try to pretend to be angry at something they support. They’re so much like their daddy Obama.
Interesting that on last night’s Fox News panel A.B. Stoddard (from the left) thought it unlikely they’d monkey with the Patriot Act, while Stephen Hayes (from the right) thought it very likely that they would.
Anybody know if the briefing will be televised on c-span?
I think that even low information voters don’t like having people listen in on their calls. Might have something to do with buying and selling drugs or other stuff.
More like feigned outrage. Nothing outrages anyone in DC, except things like Christianity or free enterprise.
Is Snowden the whistleblower mentioned by beck that will only appear in front on congress on live TV?
On Beck thread mentioned to check his resume timeline!
Going to press in February and working three months for data mining doesn’t compute. He was/is CIA They’ve got our back
It is obvious from Graham's statements and responses that he is under serious blackmail threats from Obama. His defenses were pathetic and he failed to directly answer her questions.
If he were a man, I would have been embarassed for him the way she was bitch-slapping him all over the set!
A lot of these low-info voters (especially the under-30 crowd) eat, live and breathe online 24/7. Online privacy to them is sacrosanct (as is their conviction that everything online should be free). This one could actually do some damage to the Obamaworship Coalition.
Especially if anyone has the guts to buy ads and start running back those B.S. Obama campaign speeches on the subject.
I’m a retired NSA officer. During all my 33 years of service with the Agency, I NEVER targeted any US person. We were focused on the main adversary until the fall of the USSR. I spent most of my career out on the tip of the spear and we lived under the rule that any attempt to target a US person would lead to dismissal or prosecution. I am proudly wearing my cap with the Agency’s shield.
just want to add the press to your statement.
Thank You! Your number is shrinking ... May you continue to warn us.
I pray you dance!
Isn’t this type of overreach the reason Bill Ayers walks free today?
Now we’d really like to hear from Gen. Petraeus on the blackmail that he was subjected to. That would make interesting testimony.
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NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander is one of the witnesses at a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on enduring cybersecurity threats. He takes questions on recent leaks revealing the extent of domestic phone surveillance by the NSA.
NSA Chief Testifies at Cybersecurity Hearing
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at least these authors, of the article, didn’t hide behind Staff. In America our articles of this type are written by the keyword ... Staff.
I can only conclude that Obama ordered the NSA to break the law.
Or.. act as if it’s the first time they’ve heard about it!
What say you, Sen. Feinstein?
Isn’t this a gross violation of the Fourth Amendment?
[But senior figures from both parties emerged from the meeting alarmed at the extent of a surveillance program that many claimed never to have heard of until whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked a series of top-secret documents.]
Because..... a $40 BILLION data center in UTAH gets built without their knowledge or voting to authorize the funding to pay for it ?
Their public indignation will evaporate as soon as the Obama administration assures them that their individual communications are secure from all monitoring and tracking.
Yet we have a Boehner calling Snowden a traitor.
after the last couple of days on here then it’s scary to see a couple , thankfully just a couple who has no problem with spying on us all and would rather attack the guy who told the world how the obama Govt is breaking the law and the constitution and then I was asked off one if I love obama while they defend spying, you can’t even make any of this up anymore and how stupid the country has become
Seen Greta lately and she is on fire ,her time slot needs to take over Hannity and what is great is that she knows the law and can put the likes of Graham on his back
thank you, I’m sick of seeing a couple of freepers keep saying this is nothing because the NSA has been doing it for years.
and judge Roberts
Its kinda funny how desperate our government is to get this dangerous “spy” yet want him extradited for unlawful use of a computer.
If they want to extradite him for treason then they need to man up and extradite him for treason but I suspect they can’t.
“There was a letter that we were supposed to have received in 2011 but I can’t find it and most of my friends in Congress did not receive this either,” said New Jersey Democrat Bill Pascrell, who claimed the widespread collection of phone data amounted to “spying on Americans This is one of the first briefings I have been to where I actually learned something.””
I wonder what the point. Both the Bush & Obama Regimes lied to get what they wanted in wiretaps, or overstepped their bounds, or just did what they wanted anyway. When everything is secret, including the supposed checks and balances, it is near impossible to trust anyone in this regard.
And not a total idiot. He, or anyone else whose irrational votes come to mind, should just own up to anything at all. Then say they're sorry for what they did but they're owning up and casting votes that might save the US, they won't be intimidated. I think at this point we'd forgive ANYTHING whatever the feds have on them.
But I will not forgive casting a vote against the nation to save oneself from personal embarrassment.
Theyre so cute when they try to pretend to be angry at something they support. Theyre so much like their daddy Obama.
Well, thank God and the Constitution that we have freedom of the press in this country to bring this sort of thing into the light. What a pity “this country” no longer means “America”.
he;s a traitor , ok what has he stolen,
er I don’t know
ok what has he done to hurt our safety ?
er I don’t know.
OK why is he a traitor then?
Er he gave ur secrets away
I don’t know
That is how stupid many have become in the country today, they hear a talking head, and then they repeat the talking point B/S points.
Heard today again off Guilliani that he;s a high school drop out, , which is another Alinsky tactic, but so is Richard Branson of Virgin airways, so are other billionaires , plus I;ve met many ids who take their GED because they want out of school, they hate school, they want to go to college or get a job earlier and so that he;s a school drop out sums up how pathetic the stupid party is
but they want to now give millions of illegals a reward and yet again our voices are not heard
They’d want a secret trial which really won’t go over well.
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thx. if it weren’t for the Guardian, how would we know what’s going on here?
Snowden is a hero! The members of Congress who still defend the surveillance are traitors who should be tried for treason.
I’m with you.
It is refreshing to hear/read of your kind of guy/gal. Thank you for being an American.
Heheheh. So true. And, even if they are genuinely concerned or angry, at this point, what difference does it make? They can't fix it, they can't reign it in. All they can do is vent. And, as they do so, it will be with both eyes on reelection.
BS. Congress is mad the NSA was spying on them. Many in Congress officially KNOW the NSA spies on US citizens.
Isn’t that the truth...