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Franken "Very Well Aware Of" NSA Tracking Phone Records
CBS Minnesota ^ | June 11, 2013 | CBS Minnesota

Posted on 06/11/2013 3:15:37 PM PDT by Biggirl

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — US Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., says he’s not surprised by revelations that federal security agencies collect phone and computer data on American citizens.

(Excerpt) Read more at minnesota.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: alfranken; altereddate; benghazi; cultureofcorruption; duplicate; fastandfurious; franken; hollywoodreds; impeachnow; irs; minnesota; movealong; nothingtoseehere; nsa; phonerecords

1 posted on 06/11/2013 3:15:37 PM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

That’s because he’s one of the cool kids, and we’re not.


2 posted on 06/11/2013 3:19:43 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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To: Hardastarboard

Not a fan of Frankenstein. But at least he reads the bills put before him. This program has been voted on several times by the entire congress. These guys in DC claiming they did not know are either lying, stupid, or hypocrites.


3 posted on 06/11/2013 3:21:40 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Biggirl
“I can assure you, this is not about spying on the American people,” Franken said.

Franken, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, says he got secret security briefings on the program and he says it prevented unspecified terrorist acts.

“I have a high level of confidence that this is used to protect us and I know that it has been successful in preventing terrorism,” Franken said.

He said exactly what I would expect a statist to say in defense of warrantless spying on Americans.

4 posted on 06/11/2013 3:21:52 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: Hardastarboard

Not a fan of Franken. But at least he reads the bills put before him. This program has been voted on several times by the entire congress. These guys in DC claiming they did not know are either lying, stupid, or hypocrites.


5 posted on 06/11/2013 3:22:06 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Biggirl
“Not only do I know about it, it was MY idea! Just like how my good pal al Gore invented the Internet.”

Love me! I used to be a comedian in a monkey suit, but then I choose a career that my family is ashamed of.

your friend,
Al (what the heck happened to Davis) Franken”

6 posted on 06/11/2013 3:24:11 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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Someone needs to put a chock in front of this bogus, diversionary boulder, and so Congress can get back the grave issues that have been obviously displaced.


7 posted on 06/11/2013 3:26:18 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: oblomov
Franken is a POS Stalinist who does not have to defend the Constitution in order to exploit it.

2/08/06: Air America: Al Franken: Franken interviews John Dickerson (excerpt)

Dickerson: But the point is this: you have a source and you make an agreement with that source not to blow their identity. You have to keep that agreement. And the reason you do that, even in a situation where all those people who hate Karl Rove and this White House and want them to be outed, you've got to remember that the same protections that protect the people who came forth about the NSA wiretaps -- and people come forward about things all the time knowing their cover isn't going to get blown. Sometimes it's in an instance people would like because it uncovers an NSA wiretapping scheme they don't think is appropriate, and sometimes it protects people they hate and would like to see run out on a rail. You can't pick and choose.

Franken: Is there any distinction, however, between a whistleblower who is outing something that the government is doing which is possibly unconstitutional, and a whistleblower who's outing a whistleblower.


8 posted on 06/11/2013 3:29:29 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Biggirl

Franken is a communist clown.


9 posted on 06/11/2013 3:30:37 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Biggirl

So he knew
What did he do to try to stop it?


10 posted on 06/11/2013 3:32:50 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: oblomov

If Bush were President, he’d be having a tantrum.


11 posted on 06/11/2013 3:33:11 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Tell me, NO DOUBT about it.


12 posted on 06/11/2013 3:33:12 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Jim Robinson



"Your personal data is being used
to protect ME! ==> Al Franken"

13 posted on 06/11/2013 3:37:03 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Biggirl

It was obvious to anyone paying attention. The only thing Snowden did was prove it to all the doubters


14 posted on 06/11/2013 3:39:23 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: Biggirl

Sure hope Jason Lewis runs against hom...


15 posted on 06/11/2013 3:40:58 PM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Elections have consequences - NOW LOOK what we have to deal with...)
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To: F15Eagle

That’s right, always remember, Franken just like the
Mullahs, is not speaking of you and me when he says
“us”. When a mullah says “us” he means the Ummah, the
believers. When Franken says us he means the democrat
party.


16 posted on 06/11/2013 3:41:48 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

hom = him.

BTW: jason is off this week, so maybe he’s planning.


17 posted on 06/11/2013 3:42:30 PM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Elections have consequences - NOW LOOK what we have to deal with...)
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To: Biggirl

This NERD knows NOTHING!! Minnesota should be ASHAMED of themselves for putting this CREEP into a HIGH OFFICE.


18 posted on 06/11/2013 3:43:08 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Biggirl
“I have a high level of confidence that this is used to protect us and I know that it has been successful in preventing terrorism,” Franken said, adding that "this is not about spying on the American people."

Really? I'm afraid I remain skeptical. We have nothing to fear from a rogue gov't that persecutes people because of their religious and political beliefs, unlawfully releases military secrets, IRS data and EPA information for political purposes? Sorry, I agree with Ken Langone -- ths reminds me of 1930s Germany.

(And if I stated my thoughts about Al Franklin, I'd be banned here for life.)

19 posted on 06/11/2013 3:44:45 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Biggirl

The bunny rabbit in diapers speaks.


20 posted on 06/11/2013 3:47:40 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: F15Eagle

....And the folks of MI elected him? Good grief!


21 posted on 06/11/2013 3:49:45 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

He’s a crazy leftist. I pay no attention to anything he says.


22 posted on 06/11/2013 4:00:08 PM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: Biggirl; All

23 posted on 06/11/2013 4:20:04 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: LyinLibs

WELL DONE


24 posted on 06/11/2013 4:28:56 PM PDT by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: Biggirl

I wasn’t surprised either.


25 posted on 06/11/2013 4:42:47 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: faithhopecharity

So he knew
What did he do to try to stop it?

And replace it with what? Because we need something like this.


26 posted on 06/13/2013 5:28:05 AM PDT by Valin (I'm not completely worthless. I can be used as a bad example.)
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To: Valin

Not sure we need any such thing, but if we do then it should at least have been openly discussed and explained so American people would have “bought into” or agreed to be monitored like this. Just sayin...


27 posted on 06/13/2013 8:04:06 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: faithhopecharity

Not sure we need any such thing, but if we do then it should at least have been openly discussed and explained so American people would have “bought into” or agreed to be monitored like this. Just sayin...

Two quick points.
A Given the state of the world (ie a jungle) we really do, Two words Signals Intelligence....Vital.

B. When I 1st read this story two words came too mind, Yes?....And? This came as no surprise to anyone who pays attention to this sort of thing.
This is what the NSA does. This is what they have always done.


28 posted on 06/13/2013 12:56:02 PM PDT by Valin (I'm not completely worthless. I can be used as a bad example.)
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To: Biggirl
OMG! " Douche-Bag " Al Franken speaks?
“I can assure you, this is not about spying on the American people”
Sure you can, you lying rat. I just love it when any low-life government employee speaks in condescending tones as if THEY are the master and givers of Liberty & Rights.

So he calls us "the American People", not "those I serve".

These idiots are hired to be the guardians of our Liberty & Rights, NOT to bestow their judgmental tripe or act as pompous arbiters as though we serve and obey them!
“...I have a high level of confidence that this is used to protect us...”
blah, blah, blah... Franken is and always has been a Marxist clown who will ultimatel embrace a KGB-like spy network. I just hope Wisconsin wakes up and dumps his worthless commie butt in 2014.
29 posted on 06/13/2013 1:26:57 PM PDT by Bellagio
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To: Valin

yes i am a big supporter of NSA. just that we thought they worked on foreign intelligence issues?


30 posted on 06/13/2013 2:04:05 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: faithhopecharity

Not after 9-11


31 posted on 06/14/2013 3:33:29 AM PDT by Valin (I'm not completely worthless. I can be used as a bad example.)
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