Flashback: Obama Railed Against Monitoring Citizens Who Did Nothing Wrong
Andrew Kaczynski
BuzzFeed Staff
Flashback: Obama Railed Against Monitoring Citizens Who Did Nothing Wrong
Obama in 2007: "No more national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime, no more tracking citizens who do nothing more than protest a misguided war..." While Obama publicly expressed outcry at monitoring of citizens protesting Iraq, his administration's collection of Verizon phone records was broader. Unlike the Bush White House, which sometimes did not use a warrant, the Obama Administration had a warrant from a FISA judge. Obama goes on to mention that FISA court system, which he used to get his warrant for the broad seizing of Verizon records, works.
posted on June 6, 2013 at 11:44am EDT