August 7th, 2013
06:00 PM ET
1 year ago

Former Obama aide slams president’s comments on NSA

(CNN) - A former special advisor to President Barack Obama and co-host of CNN's "Crossfire" Van Jones criticized the president's recent statements about the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance programs.

"We don't have a domestic spying program," Obama said on "The Tonight Show" Tuesday. "What we do have are some mechanisms where we can track a phone number or an email address that we know is connected to some sort of terrorist threat."

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  1. Jean2

    Van why are you pandering???

    August 7, 2013 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  2. the hippies were right

    Go ahead track me, listen to my phone calls. Remember, no sleeping on the job! And when you see in my emails the words "terrorist", "destroy America", "burnt to a crisp", "Obama must be stopped at all costs" I'm only referring to John Boehner!

    August 7, 2013 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  3. Dixie

    Maybe if the administration says it enough someone might believe it. Mama always said if it walks, talks and smells like a duck it"s probably a duck.

    August 7, 2013 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  4. enuff

    Gotta get the publicity for the show somehow.

    August 8, 2013 12:56 am at 12:56 am |
  5. Matt

    Be careful, you're not allowed to criticize Obama. You could be audited or censored.

    August 8, 2013 06:31 am at 6:31 am |
  6. Marie MD

    When everyone gives up facebook and tweeter then they can complain about the NSA.

    August 8, 2013 06:54 am at 6:54 am |
  7. Gurgyl

    Does he know everything is crafted by John Ashcraft? Not Obama nor any one after 2008.

    August 8, 2013 07:27 am at 7:27 am |