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NSA Doesn’t Deny That It’s Spying On Congress

Posted on January 5th, 2014 at 8:46 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


The National Security Agency isn’t exactly dispelling the notion that it’s spying on lawmakers like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Sanders posed “one very simple question” in a letter Friday to the agency’s director, Keith Alexander.

“Has the NSA spied, or is the NSA spying, on members of Congress or other American elected officials?” the senator asked.

He specified that “spying” would include the collection of metadata (information pertaining to a phone call’s time, date, length and duration), along with Internet and email history.

An NSA spokesman indicated to The Washington Post on Saturday that when it comes to that type of spying, Sanders and his colleagues are treated like everybody else.

  1. I’d take that as a yes, Senator.

  2. The rest of the NSA spokesperson’s response was basically “we’ll feed Congress a bunch of sh!t and continue business as usual”.

  3. The question included the collection of meta-data on phone calls, which the NSA apparently collects on everyone. So it was not a very interesting question. More politics than data.

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