NSA performed warrantless searches on Americans' calls and emails – Clapper

James Clapper, the blatant liar Director of National Intelligence, has admitted that the NSA uses a back door to conduct warrantless spying on Americans' emails, telephone calls, and other forms of communication, including full contents.

NSA performed warrantless searches on Americans' calls and emails – ClapperOn Tuesday, Wyden and Udall said the NSA's warrantless searches of Americans' emails and phone calls "should be concerning to all."

"This is unacceptable. It raises serious constitutional questions, and poses a real threat to the privacy rights of law-abiding Americans. If a government agency thinks that a particular American is engaged in terrorism or espionage, the fourth amendment requires that the government secure a warrant or emergency authorisation before monitoring his or her communications. This fact should be beyond dispute," the two senators said in a joint statement.

They continued: "Today's admission by the Director of National Intelligence is further proof that meaningful surveillance reform must include closing the back-door searches loophole and requiring the intelligence community to show probable cause before deliberately searching through data collected under section 702 to find the communications of individual Americans."

Source: NSA performed warrantless searches on Americans' calls and emails – Clapper | World news | The Guardian


Tom Usher

My view is that Americans' communications, even outside the US, are protected under the US Constitution from warrantless spying by any part of the US government. I also understand that the US Supreme Court has not ruled in agreement with that, but that doesn't make my position incorrect.

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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