They’re Not Getting Warrants!

It seems Edward Snowden wasn’t exaggerating when he said he could access the contents of anybody’s communications.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) says he learned during a classified briefing that the NSA isn’t getting warrants to listen to our phone calls, and by extension to reading our emails and texts.  He was told that low-level analysts can make that decision.

For more, see “NSA admits listening to U. S. phone calls without warrants,” Declan McCullagh, CNET News.

Note that Josh Marshall over at Talking Points Memo is questioning the accuracy of this story.  But Marshall seems to be relying on an unclassified briefing (he uses video from C-Span), whereas Nadler is referring to a classified briefing.

2 comments on “They’re Not Getting Warrants!

  1. momshieb says:

    This is making me so incredibly furious. It has certainly made for some interesting classroom discussions………The kids have just finished learning about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. They don’t understand why there isn’t more outrage……..what do I tell them?

  2. Meat man says:

    Well ,Nadler is one of the less than 50% that stayed to listen to the brief . What do the rest of the 49% think?
    Of course they can all listen to our calls and e-mails .
    Just as probably ,any smart Tec high school student could.
    If your doing something wrong ,illegal ,
    Then you got something to be worried about.
    All the rest ,KCCO.

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