NSA Skirts Accusations Of Spying On Congress Members

Law360, New York (January 6, 2014, 6:01 PM EST) -- The National Security Agency on Monday stopped short of denying accusations that it had monitored the phone records and Internet activity of U.S. Congress members, saying only that elected officials were allocated the “same privacy protections” as other U.S. residents.

Following prodding by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who sent a letter to NSA Director General Keith Alexander on Friday asking if the agency had ever spied on Congress members, the NSA issued a statement touting the agency’s privacy protections, while not definitively stamping out the senator’s...
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