Saturday, 24 August 2013

In Passing

So, Senator Feinstein, which is it?

Political Hacks  Dept
Mike Masnick:
[quoting the Associated Press]
The Senate Intelligence Committee was briefed this week on the willful violations by the NSA’s inspector general’s office, as first reported by Bloomberg.

‘‘The committee has learned that in isolated cases over the past decade, a very small number of NSA personnel have violated NSA procedures — in roughly one case per year,’’ Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who chairs the committee, said in a statement Friday.
Of course, this is the same Dianne Feinstein who, exactly a week ago, said the following:
As I have said previously, the committee has never identified an instance in which the NSA has intentionally abused its authority to conduct surveillance for inappropriate purposes.
Yeah.  Because apparently the NSA chose not to tell the committee until a few days later, despite it happening for years.
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In the meantime, the NSA just made Senator Feinstein look like a complete fool...  At this point, it’s abundantly clear that Feinstein’s ‘‘oversight’’ of the NSA is a joke.  She’s either incompetent or lying.
The country’s in the very best of hands...

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