NSA Admits to Spying On Congress
January 4, 2014
After Senator Bernie Sanders asked the NSA whether it spied on members of congress, the NSA responded:
NSA’s authorities to collect signals intelligence data include procedures that protect the privacy of US persons. Such protections are built into and cut across the entire process. Members of Congress have the same privacy protections as all US persons. NSA is fully committed to transparency with Congress. Our interaction with Congress has been extensive both before and since the media disclosures began last June.
In other words: yes, we spy on members of Congress, just like all other Americans.