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Close ties between White House, NSA spying review
Associated Press ^ | Sep 22, 2013 10:26 AM EDT | Stephen Braun

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 NSA’s surveillance programs to be sure they weren’t 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 panel’s advisers work in offices on loan from the DNI. Interview requests and press statements from the review panel are carefully coordinated through the DNI’s 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 it’s issued, will be submitted for White House approval before the public can read it.

Even the panel’s official name suggests it's run by Clapper’s office: “Director of National Intelligence Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies.” …

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clapper; dni; exemptions; investigateyourself; jamesclapper; nsa; nsascandal; transparency; whitehouse; yeswescan

1 posted on 09/22/2013 7:37:05 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
to restore Americans’ trust.

wouldn't trust this gang of scum with a used ford pinto...

2 posted on 09/22/2013 7:40:54 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Olog-hai
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.

Lipstick on a pig...Just more Washington cronyism


3 posted on 09/22/2013 7:53:19 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Don’t take my word for it, these are my opinions...Do your own Homework)
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4 posted on 09/22/2013 7:53:34 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statemet of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: darkwing104

That’s lipstick?


5 posted on 09/22/2013 7:56:59 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Doogle

Sounds like the 0bama/State dept review of the Benghzi scandal


6 posted on 09/22/2013 8:02:46 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Olog-hai
The dog and pony show is pure B.S. This is for show only, window dressing...no matter who they spin it Obama will still continue to take away our civil liberties and will do it with a smile.

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"


7 posted on 09/22/2013 8:10:54 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Don’t take my word for it, these are my opinions...Do your own Homework)
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To: Olog-hai

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?


8 posted on 09/22/2013 8:16:52 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Olog-hai

Well, who would have thought...!


9 posted on 09/22/2013 8:26:19 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Olog-hai; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; ..

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...

10 posted on 09/22/2013 8:59:27 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Olog-hai
President Barack Obama selected a panel of advisers

'Nuff said.

11 posted on 09/22/2013 9:12:18 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Olog-hai

And Big Media will be on this like white on......SQUIRREL! Distract and cover-up is all this Admin knows.


12 posted on 09/22/2013 9:31:16 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Doogle

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.


13 posted on 09/22/2013 10:51:40 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: null and void

Great graphic.

Just wondering when the US is going to go Egypt. I can’t wait.


14 posted on 09/22/2013 10:57:12 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Olog-hai
Odd are, this group of 'reviewers' will only want to see records of their political opponents.... when suddenly those opponents will retire, be compliant, or even be mysteriously killed.

Make no mistake, when this thug is caught stealing, his reaction is to steal harder.

15 posted on 09/22/2013 11:04:01 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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16 posted on 09/23/2013 7:50:14 AM PDT by shego
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To: Olog-hai

17 posted on 01/02/2014 10:39:42 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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