I Spy – ‘PRISM Program: Obama Administration Held 22 Briefings For Congress On Key FISA Law’
The Protect America Act was passed by congress in 2007 and voted on by many of the self same Senators and Representatives that are expressing such shock today.
Of course the same shock is also expressed by many private citizens.
To which I say……That is a problem you have.
If you don’t want to stay informed……..if you are too lazy to stay informed……then you deserve to get smacked in the face with reality every now and then.
Ignorance is no excuse of the law.
Ignorance is just ignorance.
So as Eddy Snowden very rapidly fades into nothingness…….
A 29 year old who didn’t graduate high school…..
Broke the law by collecting data he was not assigned to work on……
Broke the law of his non disclosure contract……..
Dumped his girlfriend explaining – ‘That is not an uncommon occurrence for someone who has spent the last decade working in the intelligence world,’ he explained to the Guardian.
‘According to the official, the sessions that took place over the course of 14 months starting in October 2011 touched on Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act, which gives the attorney general and director of national intelligence the authority to gather intelligence on non-U.S. citizens for up to one year. Section 702 has been cited by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper as the legal basis for the NSA’s PRISM program, which has allowed the government to track email communication data’.
10/19/11: Meeting with Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Staff
1/10/12: House Judiciary Committee Staff Briefings (majority and minority separately briefed)
1/11/12: Senate Judiciary Committee Staff Briefings (majority and minority separately briefed)
3/5/12: Meeting with Nancy Pelosi
3/8/12: Meeting with Harry Reid Staff
3/15/12: Law Briefing for Senate Judiciary Committee staff
3/15/12: Briefing for Senate Leadership Staff
3/21/12: Meeting with Mitch McConnell Staff
3/23/12: Senate Judiciary Committee Staff Briefing at NSA
3/27/12: Meeting with Jim Langevin
3/28/12: Meeting with Jan Schakowsky
3/29/12: Thompson Meeting*
3/29/12: Sens. Ron Wyden and Mark Udall Meeting
4/10/12: Senate Judiciary Committee Staff Briefing (in Virginia)
4/20/12: Senate Judiciary Committee Staff Briefing at FBI
5/4/12: Senate Judiciary Committee Staff Briefing
5/31/12: House Judiciary Committee FAA Hearing (unclassified)
6/7/12: House Judiciary Committee MEMBER Briefing (classified)
6/11/12: Meeting with Patrick Leahy Staff
6/21/12: House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Hearing (classified)
7/18/12: Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse/Richard Blumenthal Meeting
12/10/12: Akaka Meeting
* The Washington Post reported the meeting as with Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.).
From : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/10/prism-program-obama_n_3416973.html