Feinstein: NSA not collecting the contents of emails

By David Edwards
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 13:22 EDT
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The AP reported:

The National Security Agency has not committed flagrant violations of the rules governing surveillance of American e-mails and phone calls, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., was responding to a story in The New York Times that said the NSA had conducted more widespread intercepts of private U.S. conversations in 2008 and early this year than has previously been acknowledged.

“Everything that I know so far indicates that the thrust of the story – that there are flagrant actions essentially to collect content of (American e-mails) – is just simply not true, to the best of my knowledge,” Feinstein said at a Senate hearing Wednesday.

This video is from C-SPAN, broadcast June 17, 2009.

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David Edwards
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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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