Skip to comments.Close ties between White House, NSA spying review
Posted on 09/22/2013 7:37:05 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Stung by public unease about new details of spying by the National Security Agency, President Barack Obama selected a panel of advisers he described as independent experts to scrutinize the NSAs surveillance programs to be sure they werent violating civil liberties and to restore Americans trust.
But with just weeks remaining before its first deadline to report back to the White House, the review panel has effectively been operating as an arm of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which oversees the NSA and all other U.S. spy efforts.
The panels advisers work in offices on loan from the DNI. Interview requests and press statements from the review panel are carefully coordinated through the DNIs press office. James Clapper, the intelligence director, exempted the panel from U.S. rules that require federal committees to conduct their business and their meetings in ways the public can observe. Its final report, when its issued, will be submitted for White House approval before the public can read it.
Even the panels official name suggests it's run by Clappers office: Director of National Intelligence Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies.
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wouldn't trust this gang of scum with a used ford pinto...
Lipstick on a pig...Just more Washington cronyism
Sounds like the 0bama/State dept review of the Benghzi scandal
This is futile attempt to disguise their true intention by continuing spying on the American people while saying you can trust us. aka "putting lipstick on a pig"
Is Eric Holder still investigating whether or not Eric Holder committed any crimes when Eric Holder approved of the use of domestic wiretaps on journalist’s phone lines?
Well, who would have thought...!
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!
To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...
And Big Media will be on this like white on......SQUIRREL! Distract and cover-up is all this Admin knows.
I have a 1973 Pinto, and they can’t have it either.
That’s mainly because it’s analog, and it will be the only functioning vehicle in eight states if we have an EMP.
But it’s also because when I told my husband “no” when he asked me to marry him, he took the ring, cashed it in, and bought that Pinto.
I said “yes” six years later.
Of course, we can never get rid of the Pinto.
Just wondering when the US is going to go Egypt. I can’t wait.
Make no mistake, when this thug is caught stealing, his reaction is to steal harder.
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