Wednesday, June 17, 2009

NSA Domestic Spies Looked At Bill Clinton’s Email

Back in April, Keith Olbermann reported on the Obama Administration’s attempts to continue and expand domestic spying.  Since then, there’s been a slow simmer on this topic, which would include this blurb from Think Progress:

The New York Times reports today that members of Congress are increasingly concerned about the extent of the NSA’s domestic surveillance program, particularly the overcollection of the private telephone calls and e-mail messages of Americans. An anonymous former intelligence analyst tells reporters James Risen and Eric Lichtblau that during much of the Bush years, the NSA “tolerated significant collection and examination of domestic e-mail messages without warrants.” Reportedly, one of the accessed domestic e-mail accounts belonged to former President Bill Clinton(.)

Interesting, no?  I’ll keep an eye out for more of these stories.  There’s no doubt this will boil over when the Patriot Act comes up for renewal this fall.

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