Skip to comments.GOP Rep: House would have nixed NSA program
Posted on 08/17/2013 8:14:15 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The revelation that the National Security Agency broke court-imposed privacy rules thousands of times a year in snooping Americans phone and email records would have changed the outcome of last months House vote to defund the program, according to one legislator who was part of the effort.
The House in late July voted 217-205 to defeat an amendment that would have cut funds for domestic data gathering by the NSA except where based on individualized suspicion.
Mr. Griffith says that the intelligence community, which defended the program and worked to preserve it against the legislation onslaught, misled Congress.
We were being told there were some errors, like a few, Mr. Griffith said, referring to sworn congressional testimony about the domestic programs from senior intelligence, FBI and Justice Department officials. They gave everyone the impression these [errors] were very rare. If [my colleagues] had realized how many [violations of privacy protection or legal rules] there were, I think more than seven of them would have switched.
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all of the elected political class is in on the looting of America
If Eric Cantor and John Boehner could stop themselves from being complete pussycats, they would issue a press release calling for a revote.
If the pols felt they wanted a re-vote they’d do it. Really, they are doing the usual posturing for us hicks.
Misleading congress is a crime, not an excuse for bad votes on legislation renewal.
talk talk talk
they never DO anything to fix the problems
Misleading congress is a crime
...with no real consequences or punishment. Congress is a side show. A total farse.
Shaddup, and go after baseball players, ya’ bunch of losers.
As I recall the original program approved stated that one leg of any data collecting telephone tap had to be foreign. It had to be foreign/foreign or foreign/domestic, but no domestic/domestic. And I have no problem with that original set up. But somewhere along the line they added a domestic/domestic leg to which I highly object.
Most Senators and Reps have contempt for the voters and see them as a nuisance that has to be dealt with every two or six years. Many of the old time hacks liked and socialized with the people who put them in office. The present crop in DC wants to be as far away from the peasants as possible
Wake me up when either
(1) Congress actually punishes (not reprimands) those who lied to them or
(2) They actually revote (it’s called a motion to reconsider) rather than just wringing their hands.