A few years ago, under the Bush Administration, the National Security Agency (N.S.A.) began a program that allowed for the tapping and intercepting of phone calls and emails of the American people without an authorized search warrant.
This program was criticized by true conservatives, and members of the Democratic Party, including then-Senator Obama. However, a new report out states that the N.S.A. has exceeded even their loose Congressional limits in spying on the American people.
The National Security Agency intercepted private e-mail messages and phone calls of Americans in recent months on a scale that went beyond the broad legal limits established by Congress last year, government officials said in recent interviews.
Several intelligence officials, as well as lawyers briefed about the matter, said the N.S.A. had been engaged in “overcollection” of domestic communications of Americans. They described the practice as significant and systemic, although one official said it was believed to have been unintentional.
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