Defender of the Surveillance State

“On the other side is a camp led by Mitch McConnell, who has proposed legislation extending the government’s spying powers without any new limitations or safeguards.

Even before Thursday, McConnell’s case against reform was grounded in an almost surreal denial of the facts about the NSA program. McConnell has insisted that the NSA’s telephone program represents “one of our nation’s critical capabilities to gather significant intelligence on terrorist threats.” Yet two independent expert review groups have thoroughly debunked that claim….”

Via Mitch McConnell’s Surreal Quest to Preserve the NSA’s Illegal Surveillance @ Cato Institute.

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