Skip to comments.N.S.A.ís Intercepts Exceed Limits Set by Congress
Posted on 04/15/2009 8:27:03 PM PDT by Stars&StripesNE
WASHINGTON The National Security Agency intercepted private e-mail messages and phone calls of Americans in recent months on a scale that went beyond the broad legal limits established by Congress last year, government officials said in recent interviews.
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Will there be outrage by the Dems? Will they scream about their civil liberties being infringed upon?
Don’t hold your breath. When 0 is in charge... it’s okay.
Barack did say he was going to end the threat of privacy...
Late night reading in the ‘family quarters’ at 1600 Penn Ave, Wash, DC.
ACLU where are you?
Oh wait, its Obama, so you will just go back to protecting child molesters, Muslims, terrorist, atheist and anti-christians.
“The agency believed that the congressman, whose identity could not be determined, was in contact as part of a Congressional delegation to the Middle East in 2005 or 2006 with an extremist who had possible terrorist ties and was already under surveillance”
I would bet that every email, Internet message and phone call of Americans is monitored, but by overseas signal stations for the US.
Narrow it down lol.
The Obama Fascists are taking names and making lists for their soon to be fored "GIVE" LAw funded neighborhood watches.
Bring it on fascists Zerobots. We are ready for ya!
The truth is always there, in the article. You just have to look for it.
Here it is.
“new details are also emerging about earlier domestic-surveillance activities, including the agencys attempt to wiretap a member of Congress, without court approval, on an overseas trip, current and former intelligence officials said.”
No wonder Obama won’t let Pelosi and her thugs prosecute Bush et al. This is exactly what they want to go after Bush over and Obamaâs NSA is doing it more illegally than Bush’s ever did. Too damn funny.
Doesn’t anyone have the intelligence to say that perhaps we have a helluva lot more terrorists, criminals and their supporters in the US than previously thought, which is why more wiretapps/intercepts were needed.
This is especially true with the growth of Mexican drug cartel gangs in the US (notice that they have their greatest strengths in Democrat Party controlled cities).
Obama and his administration are the enemies of America as much as those under surveillance. In fact, some of his political supporters might just show up in future trials, and I say this based on many decades of researching and investigating the Left and the PLO/jihadists.
I have a few ideas as to who this could be...
That’s not even physically possible.
But don’t let that stop you.
Where’s the outrage?
It’s felt by those in charge that recording phone calls, emails..etc is OK. Then if the need arises they can get a court order to actually pull up a call or email later.
If a phone call is recorded at Fort Meade but never listened to...was it actually a violation of privacy??
Baghdad Bonior, or Jihad Jim McDermott?
I hope,they enjoyed the jokes, I sent my friends.
Count on it.
Uhhh, I don't think leaking something classified is made "ok" by doing it anonymously.
Hmmm... must be acting on a "tip" from DHS...
Who might that be?
0bama is compiling his “enemies list”. Most of the Republicans have been “compromised” for a long time, I’m sure.
“You can bet your sweet bippee the Obamatons know the real name and the address of every member of Freerepublic by now.
Count on it.”
F U B 0 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And in one previously undisclosed episode, the N.S.A. tried to wiretap a member of Congress without a warrant, an intelligence official with direct knowledge of the matter said. The agency believed that the congressman, whose identity could not be determined, was in contact as part of a Congressional delegation to the Middle East in 2005 or 2006 with an extremist who had possible terrorist ties and was already under surveillance, the official said. The agency then sought to eavesdrop on the congressmans conversations, the official said. The official said the plan was ultimately blocked because of concerns from some intelligence officials about using the N.S.A., without court oversight, to spy on a member of Congress.
It does appear it happened this year too- “in recent months...” The one todbit that is interestig- the Congressman who met with terrorist and was listened to... Probably should be in Gitmo too.
Maybe they should ask for another plan and get “roll-over” minutes:)
Didn't Pelosi just go to Italy to meet with the Pope within the last month or so?
Let ‘em listen. If they bugged me, they might find out my secret hole for trout, or my secret ingredient in my chili.
how bout Keith Ellison?
why do I get the feeling this is because us right wing extremists ARF are being monitored
waves out of window to Janet’s mob
Personally, I think you have only gotten a part of what the administration is doing. They are using the argument that NSA is overstepping its bounds to curtail terrorist surveillance. At the same time they intend to use NSA to identify those who are real and potential political threats to their Washington power.
The Tea Parties will accelerate this process.
Here is the bombshell in this report:
“The agency believed that the congressman, whose identity could not be determined, was in contact as part of a Congressional delegation to the Middle East in 2005 or 2006 with an extremist who had possible terrorist ties and was already under surveillance, the official said. The agency then sought to eavesdrop on the congressmans conversations, the official said.”
hmmmmm...’OIL FOR FOOD’ scandal anyone?
Thats what Clinton did with his most effective political opponents. Obama will do the same only worse, because the MSM will refuse to cover the fact that the audits are all of conservative "right wing extremists." People shold be preparing for this and organize the disclosure of it for all to see.
Who coulda thunk it?
Barry said he would end privacy. He must a done so a while back.
Crooks, criminals, tax cheats, all privy to our private lives and info.
This administration needs to go ASAP.
Ya, soz we noz vut eet wuz jest notten on whoozizit.
You know things are getting really tough at the old gray unshaved lady when she has to outsource their leak writers.
My tax situation is an open book. But I bet that won’t matter. The Onada machine will trump up something that will force me to hire a lawyer to disprove a double negative.
You can bet the Tea Party movement will result in The Marxist Onada accelerating his plans to monitor his opposition.
Quite frankly, I’m pleasantly surprised at the speed and effectiveness of the push back to The Messiah’s efforts to communize the country. But I fear he and his crowd will not go quietly into the night when the time comes.