The government has abruptly ended an inquiry into the warrantless eavesdropping program because the National Security Agency refused to grant Justice Department lawyers security clearance.
Let me get this straight. The Justice Dept needs the NSA’s permission to investigate whether they’re engaged in massive criminal behavior? And they said “no” so the Justice Dept. threw up its hands in despair and dropped the case?
The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, people with direct knowledge of the arrangement told USA TODAY.