Funny how the attitude of the “We know best!” crowd of politicians can change when they discover that they’re being left out of the “we” part. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has been defending the National Security Agency’s surveillance tactics, insisting there’s plenty of oversight and criticizing Edward Snowden’s leaks.
So now that the latest leak shows that Pelosi doesn’t know as much about the NSA’s behavior as she thought she did, well, now she’s troubled. Via The Hill:
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said on Friday that a report that the National Security Agency broke privacy rules thousands of times per year is "extremely disturbing."
She argued that under the law, the NSA should have reported the violations to Congress and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court.
"Congress must conduct rigorous oversight to ensure that all incidents of non-compliance are reported to the oversight committees and the FISA court in a timely and comprehensive manner, and that appropriate steps are taken to ensure violations are not repeated,” she said in the statement.
Welcome to our world, Congresswoman! So are you ready to call Snowden a whistleblower yet?
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