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After insisting that the government’s unprecedented capability to monitor communications must be assessed by an independent panel with regards to maintaining the trust of Americans, President Barack Obama has announced the formation of a new review group.
A memo issued Monday by the White House said James Clapper, the United States director of national intelligence, will lead a newly formed review group tasked to determine if the US “employs its technical collection capabilities in a manner that optimally protects our national security and advances our foreign policy while appropriately accounting for other policy considerations, such as the risk of unauthorized disclosure and our need to maintain the public trust.”
I think this time will be different, and Clapper has seen the error of his ways. I've got intuition and my intuition tells me these people are really really really really trying to do what's in the best interest of Americans. Alright, let's cut the crap. I've got ten dollars that says at the end of this little charade Clapper will say that there is plenty of effective oversight within these programs.
During a March 2013 hearing, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) asked DNI Clapper, “Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?” Clapper responded in the negative, but was forced to correct himself when Mr. Snowden’s revelations three months later proved otherwise.
Originally posted by SlasherOfVeils
Its about time the people and the states come together to invoke the secondary option of amending the constitution and kick out ALL of congress and elect everyone from scratch
They must think that everyone is stupid.