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NSA program looks at the data of millions of people report showing that emails.
File transfers live chats of customers for the company's targeted.
Are part of this -- -- surveillance program that is essentially targeted at foreign.
Exchanges but that often -- them back into the United States and that's one of the biggest problems -- the companies include Google.
FaceBook they -- deny that they have participation.
In this program they say that they did what they were asked to do under government rules and laws and no.
Well there's -- reaction -- from congressional leaders in the White House and all this a big split two on both sides.
Some Republicans backing this decision some Democrats being critical of Doug -- always live at the White House now north on their -- good morning administration strongly defending this program.
Since the story first came out -- welcome this debate.
I don't know if they welcome the debate but they're strongly defending it just for example yesterday we heard from the Director of National Intelligence that James clapper.
Who is said that this was all a part of the -- a program the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Which is designed to target the non Americans living outside of the United States he went on to say and I quote it cannot be used intentionally.
The target any US citizen.
Any other US person -- anyone located within the United States.
But that appears to conflict pretty sharply with what clapper testified to in a congressional hearing just last march was not.
Does the NSA collecting any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans.
-- -- It does not.
There are cases where they could in inadvertently.
Collect but not not winning one.
So today the administration coming under intense fire with -- range -- political bedfellows from Capitol Hill people such as socialist representative Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
Aligned very closely with conservative Republican or libertarian -- -- senator Rand Paul of Kentucky who wrote an op Ed.
In the the British guardian this morning in which he said and I quote.
Under this administration the Internal Revenue Service is targeted political dissidents the department -- to -- reporter's phone records.
And now we learn the NSA season -- limited amount of Verizon's client David just when you think it can't get any worse under this president that does this is an all out assault.
On the constitution.
The constitution the bill obstacle -- a limited -- So you've got that on both sides but he also have the strange marriage of Republicans Democrats that are defending the White House to -- this -- it.
-- you do it and most of them tend to be associated were lined with the intelligence committee we have a senator Dianne Feinstein of Senate Intelligence Committee.
Very closely aligned with the representative Mike Rogers.
Who heads up of course the House Intelligence Committee listen to what Mike Rodgers had to say about the shift that.
There was in the last few years this program was used.
Two stop a program -- excuse -- stop a terrorist attack in the United States we know that.
It's that it's it's important it fills in a little scene that we have.
And -- use to make sure that there is not an international nexus to any.
Terrorism event that they may believe is ongoing in the United States.
Roger said that ironically as he was introducing a bill to crack down on the foreign cyber crimes foreign surveillance.
United States citizens.
Critics now say he should be more concerned.
About surveillance on Americans by their own government -- Miguel way things -- in the White House field today where it's raining in Washington.
Hang in there thank -- Doug -- yeah.
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