NSA Spying and Intelligence Collection: A Giant Blackmail Machine and “Warrantless Wiretapping” Program
June 24, 2013
Despite a stream of mendacious twaddle from President Obama, congressional grifters and spook agency mouthpieces like Office of the Director of National Intelligence head James Clapper, FBI Director Robert Mueller and NSA chief General Keith Alexander, it turns out our guardians are listening in to America’s, and most of the world’s, telephone conversations after all.
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, former FBI counter-terrorism agent Tim Clemente was asked by CNN whether there’s a way that investigators “can get the phone companies” to cough up audio of a particular conversation.
Clemente responded: “No, there is a way. We certainly have ways in national security investigations to find out exactly what was said in that conversation. It’s not necessarily something that the FBI is going to want to present in court, but it may help lead the investigation and/or lead to questioning of her [the alleged bomber’s wife]. We certainly can find that out.”
CNN’s incredulous reply: “So they can actually get that? People are saying, look, that is incredible.”
Clemente: “No, welcome to America. All of that stuff is being captured as we speak whether we know it or like it or not.”