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  •  did the FBI wiretap the congress? (0+ / 0-)

    I've heard persistent stories the FBI ran a large wiretap
    operation on the Congress.

    •  The "phone dragnet" doesn't discriminate... (12+ / 0-)

      ...in other words, the 202 (Washington D.C.) area code is not excluded from those highly-documented, ongoing, NSA surveillance efforts.  (See my post from Friday, linked at the top of this diary.)

      "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

      by bobswern on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 09:49:35 AM PST

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      •  No, your diary does not support that statement (0+ / 0-)

        Your Friday diary says:

        We also know this institutionalized, Orwellian behavior does not exclude accessing the content of phone calls in Washington’s 202 area code, up to and including the NSA’s wiretapping of members and potential members of the U.S. Senate and House.
        The linked page says:
        Russ Tice, a former intelligence analyst who in 2005 blew the whistle on what he alleged was massive unconstitutional domestic spying across multiple agencies, claimed Wednesday that the NSA had ordered wiretaps on phones connected to then-Senate candidate Barack Obama in 2004…
        In 2004, Barack Obama was an Illinois state senator who lived in Chicago and worked in Springfield, and who spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts. There's nothing there about the 202 area code associated with Washington, DC. Unless you have other information you haven't yet shared with us, your statement is simply wrong.

        The revelation that the NSA wiretapped Barack Obama, if true, would be significant enough that you don't need to embellish it.

      •  but the NSA is not the FBI (0+ / 0-)

        I've heard persistent rumours the FBI ran a large
        legal wiretap operation against the Congress,
        dozens of congressional offices.

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