By JAVIER MANJARRESThe questionable National Security Administration telephone records grab from Verizon customers has enraged members of Congress, from both the Republican and Democratic parties. So while Obama says that no one’s phone calls were listened in on, American’s have their doubts, and don’t put it by the spy agency to have done so.
For the conspiracy theorists out there, is it possible that the Verizon store in the basement level of the Longworth Congressional Building in Washington, D.C.(Pictured) could have been ground zero for the NSA possible spying on members of Congress and their staff?
Probably not. I highly doubt that the NSA specifically targeted Congress, instead were very fair in making sure they stepped on every Verizon customers civil liberties.
Meanwhile, the ACLU has filed a lawsuit nameing NID directro James Clapper, NSA director Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander, Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel, FBI director Robert Mueller, and Attorney General Eric Holder, as defendants.
The Hill has reported that Congressman Merkley has proposed a bill that would ” declassify the legal opinions from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court justifying those programs.”Share and “Like” the story below and leave a comment.