This is why you can’t trust the NSA. Ever. | The Week

.. lawyers from the Justice Department secretly told FISC Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in 2004 that they couldn’t get Congress to pass a law to expand the executive’s spying authority

— which they admitted was what the White House normally did when it came across a law it found too restrictive —

because “seeking legislation would inevitably compromise the secrecy of the collection program the government wishes to undertake.”

via This is why you can't trust the NSA. Ever. – The Week.


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