31 Dec 2015

‘This is illegal, right?’ Did Obama’s NSA spy on members of Congress?

This sounds … not good:
More from The Wall Street Journal (emphasis ours):
The U.S., pursuing a nuclear arms agreement with Iran at the time, captured communications between Mr. Netanyahu and his aides that inflamed mistrust between the two countries and planted a political minefield at home when Mr. Netanyahu later took his campaign against the deal to Capitol Hill.
The National Security Agency’s targeting of Israeli leaders and officials also swept up the contents of some of their private conversations with U.S. lawmakers and American-Jewish groups. That raised fears—an “Oh-s— moment,” one senior U.S. official said—that the executive branch would be accused of spying on Congress.
Well, gee. Guess those fears were well founded because “spying on Congress” sounds an awful lot like what the executive branch was actually doing.
It’s one thing to spy on foreign governments.
But spying on Congress?
It really does seem like President Obama is above the law.

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