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Probe Allegation On Phone Records

June 10, 2013

A British newspaper has reported the U.S. government has collected telephone records of millions of Verizon customers, through a secret intelligence gathering operation....

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Jun-11-13 1:54 PM

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) called NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden a "traitor" in an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America" Tuesday.

"He's a traitor," he said. "The president outlined last week that these were important national security programs to help keep Americans safe and give us tools to fight the terrorist threat that we face."

"The disclosure of this information puts Americans at risk. It shows our adversaries what our capabilities are. And it's a giant violation of the law," he said.

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Jun-11-13 10:45 AM

"The revelation is a frightening demonstration of Big Brotherism by President Barack Obama's administration."

"PRISM was born late in GEORGE W BUSH'S administration, but its bloodline can be traced to the frenzied aftermath of 9/11.

It used to be that, when the federal government wanted to read a foreigner's Yahoo or Microsoft emails, it needed a judge's approval. After the attacks, BUSH SECRETLY AUTHORIZED the National Security Agency to get to skip that oversight and read U.S.-based email accounts in real time.

When the New York Times revealed the existence of that program, the Bush administration appealed to Congress, saying court approval was too arduous.

There were too many emails to monitor. Getting warrants for each one took too long."

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