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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 !

 

fran7 07.01.2014 10:25

NSA is government funded therefore owned by ordinary USA citizens and not a law unto themselves.
If NSA cannot honestly answer questions put to them by Senators their legitimacy is in question.
My humble suggestion would be to get rid of NSA which has caused USA much embarrassment and integrity in the World and reduce the size of the military.
This would save Billions of dollars in one stroke which could be spent to make USA a great country once more.
Read Jesse Ventura's THEY KILLED OUR PRESIDENT to see how corrupt NSA actually are and nothings changed since JFKs assassination.

 

Max 07.01.2014 07:42

It has been public knowledge that the NSA (with the help of UK SIGINT facilities) has been fully intercepting US Congressional communications since at least 1976.

It can readily be assumed that the FBI had this role from 1933 to 1955.

It goes without saying that any State or Provincial level Parliamentarian in UK, Ireland, Canada or Australasia has been intercepted as much as any member of the US Congress since at least 1965.

All of this is known and in the public domain, there is no secret about the interception.

 

Crni Hakija 07.01.2014 07:16

shure no ;D it is an democratic state :D

 

Tim Caffery 07.01.2014 06:00

24/7 audio/video surveillance, nothing less. Kinda like the CEO of Yahoo!. Listen to every lullaby, every fight, every crying fit, every romantic evening, every moment alone, every guest, every delivery, every purchase, every photo, every video, every email, every call, every text, every tweet, every post, every update, in every account, on every device. WTF else does congress want to know? How many people they kill a year? How many people with SS#s they've assassinated over the years, & how many they know the other agencies kill each year? Everyday! How many kids die from radiation? No further questions.

 

JailBanksters 07.01.2014 05:58

That's the only answer they could give.
Otherwise it's a Lie or they would want to know why. If these criminals in congress are really concerned, then they have the power to cut them off, but that won't happen either.

 

PAPOOSELAKESURFER 07.01.2014 05:39

Of course they do, you have to monitor everything to tell who is friendly and who is not. Of course a human does not listen, computer recognition of words and phrases draws attention to subjects of interest. Even well bought off top leaders have second thoughts, remember Kennedy turned against the Federal Reserve? Back during Nam NSA used over half the entire world's magnetic tape. Much better now with civilian rent a spy's (like Snowdon) than ASA, NSG and AFSS (gone after USS PUEBLO became North Korean tourist attraction). Much better now with unlimited SSD terabytes, get the good stuff on everybody, INCLUDING YOU!

 

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

 

j.innes 07.01.2014 04:47

I am pretty sure if they are spying on all of us they have those guys covered.

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