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Officials: NSA mistakenly intercepted emails, phone calls of innocent Americans
nbc ^ | 6/7 | isakoff

Posted on 06/07/2013 4:26:05 PM PDT by RummyChick

The National Security Agency has at times mistakenly intercepted the private email messages and phone calls of Americans who had no link to terrorism, requiring Justice Department officials to report the errors to a secret national security court and destroy the data, according to two former U.S. intelligence officials.

At least some of the phone calls and emails were pulled from among the hundreds of millions stored by telecommunications companies as part of an NSA surveillance program. James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, Thursday night publicly acknowledged what he called “a sensitive intelligence collection program” after its existence was disclosed by the Guardian newspaper.

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1 posted on 06/07/2013 4:26:05 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

MISTAKENLY.

Um. Yeah.


2 posted on 06/07/2013 4:27:12 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: RummyChick

The judges “were really upset about this,” said the former official. As a result, Attorney General Eric Holder pledged to the judges that the intelligence agencies would take steps to correct the problem as a condition of renewing the NSA’s surveillance program.


3 posted on 06/07/2013 4:27:33 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

They got ANYTHING ANTI-OBAMA and these people will NOT GET MEDICAL CARE under OBAMACARE!! BEWARE.....this is DANGEROUS STUFF.


4 posted on 06/07/2013 4:28:02 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: RummyChick
The National Security Agency has at times mistakenly intercepted the private email messages and phone calls of Americans who had no link to terrorism, requiring Justice Department officials to report the errors to a secret national security court and destroy the data, according to two former U.S. intelligence officials.

Yep, they're getting right on that data destruction folks. They'll be taking care of that any moment now...

5 posted on 06/07/2013 4:28:56 PM PDT by sargon
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To: RummyChick
Maxine Waters: ‘Obama Has Put In Place’ Secret Database With ‘Everything On Everyone’

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6 posted on 06/07/2013 4:30:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RummyChick

Oops, my bad!


7 posted on 06/07/2013 4:30:55 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Cyprus - the beginning)
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To: RummyChick
The National Security Agency has at times mistakenly intercepted the private email messages and phone calls of Americans who had no link to terrorism...

Oh yeah? Huh. Approximately how many times was that "mistake" made?

Any connection between those "mistake" intercepts and, say... oh just for instance... the targets of the "mistakes" being from a particular political party?

8 posted on 06/07/2013 4:32:11 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: RummyChick

So that's one of the ways they got to Chief Justice John Roberts.

Obama is the Joe Isuzu of politics.


9 posted on 06/07/2013 4:35:34 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: RummyChick

These surveillance reports are kind of disturbing. IMO, they represent a fundemental violation of the 4th Amendment but, more importantly, they represent how much freedom has been taken away from us with neither our knowledge or permission.

Our government is out-of-control and, if we don’t do something to get control over all these secret programs, we will find ourselves in a worse position than the Soviet Union. As it is, we’re not too far from it, now.


10 posted on 06/07/2013 4:37:13 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: RummyChick

One day 80 million constitution loving Americans are going to mistakenly arm themselves and over throw this tyranny.


11 posted on 06/07/2013 4:38:25 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: RummyChick

They’re lying.

They’ve been threatened with compromising info garnered from PRISM themselves.


12 posted on 06/07/2013 4:38:45 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: RummyChick

Mistakenly ......my asz !


13 posted on 06/07/2013 4:39:26 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: sargon

You can’t destroy electronic data in any meaningful sense.


14 posted on 06/07/2013 4:41:22 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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By Michael Isikoff National Investigative Correspondent, NBC News

National Kneepad Correspondent

15 posted on 06/07/2013 4:42:31 PM PDT by maggief
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To: RummyChick

“At least some”

Once you go over 3, you have ‘some.’


16 posted on 06/07/2013 4:42:45 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Ann Archy

“They got ANYTHING ANTI-OBAMA and these people will NOT GET MEDICAL CARE under OBAMACARE!! BEWARE.....this is DANGEROUS STUFF.”

Have you read what care is being denied veterans? For being veterans?

You don’t have to be anti-0bama. You could have bought the wrong color toothbrush and be denied care or be audited or be followed.

Or you could flat out be killed or blown up. Or disappear.

This is what was selected. Twice.

It’s odd that they think themselves immune from what they are doing, no?


17 posted on 06/07/2013 4:46:47 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: RummyChick

It’s only a mistake if they also “accidentally” delete information they meant to keep. If the error is always in favor of the government (as it is with employment numbers - always being revised down) then the act is intentional.


18 posted on 06/07/2013 4:49:42 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: RummyChick

Sure they did/S


19 posted on 06/07/2013 4:50:01 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: DustyMoment
We will find ourselves worse off eventually. What scares me is the talking heads on
T.V. who don't mind because they do nothing wrong. They think they've done nothing wrong
until their assertions become acceptable and the disease of fascism seeps into our lives and
destroys what once was the shining city on the hill. It has begun.
20 posted on 06/07/2013 4:50:37 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Sgt_Schultze
Gabriel Malor ‏@gabrielmalor 4m Dayum. Not six hours ago the President said, "Nobody is listening to your telephone calls." http://goo.gl/KSlmg
21 posted on 06/07/2013 4:51:10 PM PDT by RummyChick
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Sean Davis ‏@seanmdav 14m Old and busted: "Nobody's listening to your phone calls." New hotness: "We totally listened to your phone calls." http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/07/18831985-officials-nsa-mistakenly-intercepted-emails-phone-calls-of-innocent-americans …
22 posted on 06/07/2013 4:51:57 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
This is going on all my threads

Look Obambi...I can't refresh Drudge fast enough to find out the lastest scandal
23 posted on 06/07/2013 4:54:03 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

At what point do we consider prosecuting the government under the RICO statute?


24 posted on 06/07/2013 4:54:55 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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Peter Dmitrienko ‏@curiouser_georg 33m @ggreenwald This story sounds like a plant to make it seem there are data collection safeguards: http://nbcnews.to/ZWNapj View summary
25 posted on 06/07/2013 4:55:55 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks for posting this.

Maxine talked about this data base this past May.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIA1lQBqH1s


26 posted on 06/07/2013 4:56:11 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ('How empty and dead' were they to let Chris Stevens, one of them , die for 'Obama-Clinton fiction?')
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To: RummyChick
And we, as intelligent, informed Americans, are expected to believe this clap-trap? Right. Got it.

NOT!!!!

27 posted on 06/07/2013 4:56:16 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Obama is either clueless & should resign, or he knows what's going on & should be impeached. fb)
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To: RummyChick

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/06/06/Fascism-Bob%20Beckel%20Explodes-At-Obama-Over-Deplorable-NSA-Phone-Records-Grab

‘Fascism’: Bob Beckel Explodes at Obama for ‘Deplorable’ NSA Phone Records Grab


28 posted on 06/07/2013 4:58:08 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: maggief; hoosiermama; RummyChick
Michael Isikoff, National Kneepad Correspondent

Good Lord! Now we've come full circle!

"Spikey" Isikoff is telling us to trust Das Gooberment. They wouldn't lie to us, nosiree! And Spikey's here to tell ya all about it!

29 posted on 06/07/2013 4:59:02 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: RummyChick
This is total Bravo Sierra. Obama knew, Holder knew, the FBI knew, NSA knew. They're in bed together. How stupid do they think we are? Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice shame on me; fool me three times it's Executive Action.
30 posted on 06/07/2013 4:59:50 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: RummyChick
The National Security Agency has at times mistakenly intercepted the private email messages and phone calls of Americans who had no link to terrorism . . .

This Administration isn't fishing for those linked to terrorism. It is fishing for those linked to the TEA Party, pro-Second Amendment, pro-Israel, etc. If they were doing this to avert terrorism in this country, then they would have been able to prevent the Ft. Hood massacre.

31 posted on 06/07/2013 5:01:22 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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Oopsies! Sorry....


32 posted on 06/07/2013 5:05:22 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (My tagline seems to be missing.......PEOPLE!!!! PEOPLE!!!!!)
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To: RummyChick
Dear Citizen, please be aware that final approval for your surgical procedure is conditional on certification by the Email Czar that you have not slandered the state or its leaders in any emails you have authored. You will be notified promptly after the examination is completed. All decisions of the Czar are final and not subject to appeal. The Department Of State Security wishes you good health.
33 posted on 06/07/2013 5:09:17 PM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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NSA Director claims agency does not have ability to intercept emails in U.S. (video)
34 posted on 06/07/2013 5:09:52 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (The Buck Stops Over There.)
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Yeah, right...just like the IRS “mistakenly” targeted all those conservative groups.


35 posted on 06/07/2013 5:22:09 PM PDT by madison10
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To: RummyChick

BULL DUKEY !


36 posted on 06/07/2013 5:22:21 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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after its existence was disclosed by the Guardian newspaper.

How bad does this reek when we have to get the real news from foreign sources?

I can smell the rotting stench in D.C., from the west coast.

37 posted on 06/07/2013 5:23:03 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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MISDIRECTION!!!

Controlled leaks, a la Clinton. They know nothing will be done about any of this, because all the snooping has plausible deniability built in for everyone.

Very frustrating


38 posted on 06/07/2013 5:26:09 PM PDT by Chaguito
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You know how naive FReepers always thought “Neocon” was an epithet used by anti-Semites?

Well, look at the GOP hacks who find nothing wrong with Big Brother checking everybody’s communications out. THOSE are your neocons!

Some are Jewish. Most are not. What they have in common is that they are totalitarians who are “conservative” only in that they were once anti-USSR and they now hate Obama.

39 posted on 06/07/2013 5:29:59 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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At what point do we consider prosecuting the government under the RICO statute?

Is Devil's Island available for lease?

40 posted on 06/07/2013 5:52:43 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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Then what is PRISM?


41 posted on 06/07/2013 6:09:24 PM PDT by HollyB
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no balls in congress anywhere to stand up to the lies being said right to their faces.

no balls. the gop-e is in it with the democrats. it’s the only rational reason why. they huff and puff a little for kabuki theatre, that’s it. noting is going to come of it, they will all make’sure of that.


42 posted on 06/07/2013 6:22:29 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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Wait a minute. I just read a thread that stated the NSA can't read American's e-mail...

Oh, here it is...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3028756/posts.

Our government is totally out of control. Can Concord or Lexington be far off?

5.56mm

43 posted on 06/07/2013 6:31:38 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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destroy the data

Suuurrreee they did, wink wink.


44 posted on 06/07/2013 6:39:12 PM PDT by bikerman (Obama! if his lips are moving he's lying.)
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Don’t fear govt tyranny- Obama sez!


45 posted on 06/07/2013 7:20:40 PM PDT by RginTN
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destroy the data Suuurrreee they did, wink wink.

Well, technically they did. See... they destroyed the paper copies they printed out and had on their desk which would prove they were not 'tracking' terrorists, but political opponents and their supporters.

Without those 'printouts', no one can prove what phone numbers were selected, and what 'conversations' they had reconstructed from digital data.

46 posted on 06/07/2013 7:26:39 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: sunrise_sunset
You can’t destroy electronic data in any meaningful sense.

But you can destroy paper hardcopies which prove who you were spying on.

47 posted on 06/07/2013 7:28:46 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Charles Martel

“Is Devil’s Island available for lease?”

I think that we’re going to need a bigger piece of real estate.


48 posted on 06/07/2013 7:29:04 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: RummyChick

Just another wittle boo-boo, they’re so, so, so very sorry.


49 posted on 06/07/2013 8:00:54 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: RummyChick

But Beckel supports EVERY other damn thing Obama...even after this he’s loyal to The One.


50 posted on 06/07/2013 8:04:31 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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