Grassley Asks NSA Watchdog For Info on Willful Breaches

Law360, New York (August 28, 2013, 6:27 PM EDT) -- The top Republican of the Senate Judiciary Committee demanded answers from the inspector general of the National Security Agency on Wednesday in the wake of last week’s revelation that the NSA has at times intentionally overstepped its authority in conducting surveillance.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, pressed NSA Inspector General Dr. George Ellard for details about those violations, which the agency said were “very rare” and did not breach either the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act or the Patriot Act, the key laws at the center of the...
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