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NSA refuses to answer whether it spies on Congress

06.01.2014 20:25

The US National Security Agency sidestepped the issue when a Senator penned a letter to the agency asking if it has conducted surveillance on members of Congress and other American lawmakers, saying only that legislators are just like everyone else.

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David Bedford 08.01.2014 05:14

Congress isn't really the ideal place for gathering intelligence

 

Zolicon 07.01.2014 21:31

"NSA refuses to answer whether it spies on Congress."
Here allow Me to answer it on Their behalf.
Of course We spy on Congress.We spy on everyone and that especially includes Zolicon.

 

Vlada 07.01.2014 19:44

NSA should spy on AIPAC and Anti Defamation League. Members of the US Congress are the obvious spy targets for NSA, since they are almost all on the AIPAC pay list (and, by this way, controllable by Israel).

Persons belonging to the above cited organizations are potentially more dangerous for the US interests (in the long term), than a bunch of ME terrorists.

 

Samuel von Staunton 07.01.2014 18:09

Davis-Guess Wendy 07.01.2014 05:00

Have you noticed NSA addresses US citizens as "US persons" as if they are stateless? WAKE UP

  


I understand your point but the thing of it is that, with the exception of provisions detailing voting rights, the amendments to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing civil rights extend them to all "persons," not exclusively to citizens. One can argue intent all one wants, but the wording is clear.

 

Samuel von Staunton 07.01.2014 18:04

LisaAgnes 07.01.2014 16:49

Good for Bernie Saunders. I am sure they are spying on him, as he has his own opinions and isn't a puppet of the large corporations and other moneyed interests, like most politicians in the USA are. That makes him a target of the NSA, which by and large probably works for big money... which in these days has become synonymous with 'US Interests'.

  


In deed. He's one of the pitifully few congressmen whom I respect.

 

StepStone 07.01.2014 17:52

"refuses to answer" is an answer. The American Democracy is not real. The NSA is the one who rule the USA.

 

brian david 07.01.2014 17:15

Stop voting for either party.

 

LisaAgnes 07.01.2014 16:49

Good for Bernie Saunders. I am sure they are spying on him, as he has his own opinions and isn't a puppet of the large corporations and other moneyed interests, like most politicians in the USA are. That makes him a target of the NSA, which by and large probably works for big money... which in these days has become synonymous with 'US Interests'.

 

Orbiter 07.01.2014 16:33

'Do you sleep with my wife?'
'Sorry, I cannot answer that question.' LOL

 

Eyingthelies 07.01.2014 12:18

NSA official comment: "We do NOT spy on congress."
NSA off the record: "Thanks to the efforts of our partner agency GCHQ we do not need to spy on the US congress, meanwhile we will return the favour by spying on the British parliament!"

 

mergon 07.01.2014 11:30

UK 1970s BT as then sold Tehran a tele comms system every call could be traced and or recorded down to street phones, a lot of people died and or dissapeared after the sys was put in !
UK 1970s a fax based computer sys re badged as British was sold to government,banks and big business ,the down side was it a clone to another number that did not show up on the system ,the government could not understand how China was so far ahead of the game in all of the fields !
So how far do think they got since then !

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