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Does the NSA Maintain a ‘Do Not Spy’ List for Politicians?

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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.

  Senator Bernie Sanders, an Independent who represents Vermont,  sent a letter Friday asking officials if the NSA currently is   “spying” or ever has on elected legislators. He defined  spying as “gathering metadata on calls made from official or  personal phones, content from websites visited or emails sent, or  collecting any other data from a third party not made available  to the general public in the regular course of business.”

The agency replied the next day with a response containing only a  pledge that officials would work with Congress to resolve any  concerns, yet neglected to clearly answer Sanders’ question.

NSA’s authorities to collect signals intelligence data  include procedures that protect the privacy of US persons. Such  protection are built into and cut across the entire process.  Members of Congress have the same privacy protections as all US  persons,” replied the letter, as obtained by CNN.


Written by voiceoftruthusa

January 7, 2014 at 3:59 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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