Glenn Greenwald: As Obama Makes "False" Surveillance Claims, Snowden Risks Life to Spark NSA Debate
Glenn Greenwald: As Obama Makes "False" Surveillance Claims, Snowden Risks
Life to Spark NSA Debate
"This is why Ron Wyden and Mark Udall, two Democrats on the Intelligence
Committee, have been repeatedly asking the NSA, "How many Americans'
telephone calls and emails are you intercepting without warrants under this
program?" And the NSA continuously tells them, "I'm sorry, we can't provide
you with even a rough estimate. We don't have the technical capabilities to
do that. It would take too much time and distract away from our core mission
for us to assemble those statistics." So this idea that President Obama is
promoting, that the NSA never listens to Americans' calls or reads their
emails without warrants, is utterly false."
Democracy Now: June 19, 2013