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To: Bullitt

The NSA has no reason to be concerned. They will not release ANY classified information of any significance to Congress.

Congress does not have a need to know.


2 posted on 01/07/2006 10:39:48 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: MineralMan

I wonder if we can look forward to some media members sitting down before Congress at some point.


3 posted on 01/07/2006 10:47:34 AM PST by Bullitt
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To: MineralMan
The NSA has no reason to be concerned. They will not release ANY classified information of any significance to Congress.

Congress does not have a need to know.

Yeah! Who needs that stupid ole checks and balance anyways. /sarc

4 posted on 01/07/2006 10:48:48 AM PST by md2576 (Desensitize loss of freedom with fear of imminent attacks.)
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To: MineralMan

I agree congress does not have the need to know. Say for the sake of argument that NSA, through technical means, has tapped into a foreign IP address, and that IP address is yielding emails between a known terrorist and someone in the United States. Suppose these emails are yielding operational details about coming attacks here or overseas. NSA and the President would do everything to hide the existance of this intelligence source. Can you imagine telling congress details of this? More than likely we would read about it on the front page of the NYT. Even within the military and NSA, this type of info would not be shared outside of the individuals with a need to know.
Any leak at all about this and the source would be lost.

I think this is one reason why President Bush did not go back to the FISA court to get intercept authorization within 72 hours. The requests might be automatically approved,but I imagine some details must be given to the judge to justify the intercept. Why jeopardize the intelligence source, which is vital to national security?
I would guess that much of this intercepted data is acquired in bulk,from multiple sources, and must be sorted for key words, names, etc. It is probably not read in real time.

The leakers should be prosecuted. If the NYT committed a felony by publishing the information, they should be prosecuted as well.


11 posted on 01/07/2006 11:17:47 AM PST by USN40VET
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To: MineralMan
Congress does not have a need to know.

Congress has a need to know.....they just can't be trusted.

Since they control the budget, they do get oversight......they also leak like crazy and do more damage to the security of this country then anything else.

However, your lefty idiots in congress are obsessed with the CIA, they'll get off the NSA with no problems.

14 posted on 01/07/2006 1:02:55 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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