NSA misrepresented scope of data collection to secret court
August 21st, 2013
04:39 PM ET
11 months ago

NSA misrepresented scope of data collection to secret court

Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration on Wednesday declassified opinions from a secret court that oversees government surveillance showing the National Security Agency was broadly collecting domestic Internet communications of Americans and misrepresenting the scope of that effort to the court.

The three opinions include one from October 2011 by U.S. District Judge John Bates, who scolded government lawyers that the NSA had, for the third time in less than three years, belatedly acknowledged it was collecting more data than it was legally allowed to.

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  1. Me

    Interesting.....not one liberal on here justifying this, have they finally run out of excuses?? I am sure that won’t last long!!!

    August 21, 2013 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  2. Cephus

    Two wrongs doesn't make it right! The overreach by NSA is/ was wrong and using high school drop out to steal document to further crooked agendas is also wrong which makes the who NSA saga stink

    August 21, 2013 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  3. Thomas

    Ya Think !

    Maybe just a little .

    August 22, 2013 01:05 am at 1:05 am |