Surveillance

Feds Spied On Americans "Gazillions" Of Times

Bound by the rules of a classified briefing, Sen. Rand Paul resorted to slang to tell us we're screwed

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Gazillions. That's the number of times the federal government has spied on Americans since 9/11 through the use of drones, legal search warrants, illegal search warrants, federal agent-written search warrants and just plain government spying. This is according to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who, when he asked the government to tell him what it was doing to violate our privacy, was given a classified briefing. The senator—one of just a few in the U.S. Senate who believes that the Constitution means what it says—was required by federal law to agree not to reveal what spies and bureaucrats told him during the briefing.

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