FOXNews: Domestic Spying Went Beyond Al-Qaida


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Flyboy
December 24, 2005, 12:31 PM
Report: Domestic Spying Had Wide Coverage
Saturday, December 24, 2005

WASHINGTON The National Security Agency has conducted much broader surveillance of e-mails and phone calls without court orders than the Bush administration has acknowledged, The New York Times reported on its Web site.

The NSA, with help from American telecommunications companies, obtained access to streams of domestic and international communications, said the Times in the report late Friday, citing unidentified current and former government officials.

The story did not name the companies.

Since the Times disclosed the domestic spying program last week, President Bush has stressed that his executive order allowing the eavesdropping was limited to people with known links to Al Qaeda.

But the Times said that NSA technicians have combed through large volumes of phone and Internet traffic in search of patterns that might lead to terrorists.

The volume of information harvested from telecommunications data and voice networks, without court-approved warrants, is much larger than the White House has acknowledged, the paper said, quoting an unnamed official.

The story quoted a former technology manager at a major telecommunications firm as saying that companies have been storing information on calling patterns since the Sept. 11 attacks, and giving it to the federal government. Neither the manager nor the company he worked for was identified.
Just remember: if Bush gets this power, Hillary will have it, too, but it'll be settled precedent for her.

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1 old 0311
December 24, 2005, 12:43 PM
When McVey blew up the Federal Building the FBI monitered ALL calls to ALL the White Supremeists groups. Nobody objected. When Clinton used the FBI to go after reporters, and the women who accused him of sexual misconduct, nobody objected.
Little political motivation behind this maybe????????????????????????????????

Kevin

Flyboy
December 24, 2005, 12:48 PM
Dupe of http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=172802

However, there were people who objected. Lots of them. And not just Repubicans; pretty much everybody who cared about things like due process.

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