Maybe this little bit of news will get those particular jackasses out of their stupor.

Via Washington Post.

“Has the NSA spied, or is the NSA currently spying, on members of Congress or other elected officials?”

That’s the question Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) put to the National Security Agency’s chief in a bluntly worded letter Friday. It seems, however, that the agency cannot categorically say no.

Sanders didn’t use the word “spy” lightly. He was careful to define his terms, indicating he meant the collection of phone records from personal as well as official telephones, “content from Web sites visited or e-mails sent,” and data that companies collect but don’t release to the public.

When asked by The Washington Post, an NSA spokesman said that the agency’s privacy safeguards are effective at covering all Americans.

“Members of Congress have the same privacy protections as all U.S. persons,” the spokesman said. “We are reviewing Sen. Sanders’s letter now, and we will continue to work to ensure that all members of Congress, including Sen. Sanders, have information about NSA’s mission, authorities, and programs to fully inform the discharge of their duties.”

Additional Coverage:

Guardian: NSA statement does not deny ‘spying’ on members of Congress

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  1. Sailing_J says:

    Of course they are. Ever since Boehner and Kasich played golf with Obama and Biden, the two Republicans have been aiding and abetting Obama’s progressive/socialist agenda. They must have said something in the locker room and it was recorded. Only a handful of the “Republican majority” in the House ever come out and say anything of substance against Obama.

    PRISM changed everything.

    Boehner is obviously being blackmailed. I’m sure he’s not the only one. A man with honor would stand up to the blackmailer and let the chips fall where they may…but they won’t.

    • Kitten says:

      How else can you explain the complacency? Why does the GOP just stand by and watch our Constitutional rights get trampled on and do nothing of significance to stop it, to stop OBummer. Felonies have been committed that would have brought down a Republican administration before the 1st term ended. How can you explain it? Unless they’re all liberals on the same side, against us.

  2. ConservativeSue says:

    Gosh, did Bernie get an earful from his independent constituents?

  3. Charles_PA says:

    “Members of Congress have the same privacy protections as all U.S. persons” — Translation: “Yes, we are. How did your wife like that recipe from her cousin?”

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