Senator presses NSA to reveal whether it spies on members of Congress

http://www.legitgov.org/Senator-presses-NSA-reveal-whether-it-spies-members-Congress

ShareThisSenator presses NSA to reveal whether it spies on members of Congress 03 Jan 2014 A US senator has bluntly asked the National Security Agency if it spies on Congress, raising the stakes for the surveillance agency’s legislative fight to preserve its broad surveillance powers. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent and socialist, asked army general Keith Alexander, the NSA’s outgoing director, if the NSA "has spied, or is the NSA currently spying, on members of Congress or other American elected officials". Sanders, in a letter dated 3 January, defined "spying" as "gathering metadata on calls made from official or personal phones, content from websites visited or emails sent, or collecting any other data from a third party not made available to the general public in the regular course of business".

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