Sunday, October 19, 2008

more details on the surveillance grid emerge

from kurt nimmo: Now that two whistleblowers have come forward with allegations that the Bush neocons used the NSA to spy on U.S. military officers, American journalists, American aid workers, and others who were calling home from abroad, Democrat Jay Rockefeller is calling for another Church Committee investigation of the NSA.

Rockefeller, however, and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, were briefed on the NSA snoop program back in 2003 and said nothing about it. Rockefeller did write a two-page letter to Cheney expressing his “concerns” about the surveillance. “But Rockefeller never did anything beyond that, such as contacting a lawyer,” writes Declan McCullagh for CNet News, even though the Senate Intelligence committee is officially charged with “vigilant legislative oversight over the intelligence activities of the United States to assure that such activities are in conformity with the Constitution and laws of the United States.”

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