The Republican congressman spearheading investigations of President Barack Obama’s administration by the GOP-run House urged his party Tuesday to unite against Obama’s “imperial presidency”. And then, at the same time Issa questioned former the leadership abilities of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The top US intelligence official called on Wednesday for Edward Snowden and journalists who obtained documents the former contractor took without authorization from the National Security Agency to return the materials to authorities. At a hearing U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper made comments that appeared to accuse journalists who wrote stories based on Snowden’s leaks.
The ACLU filed a lawsuit on Monday, seeking to force the U.S. government to disclose details of its foreign electronic surveillance program and what protections it provides to Americans whose communications are swept up. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in New York, came three days after the ACLU lost a bid to block a separate program that collects the phone calls of millions of Americans.
Just like his buddy Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron is huffing and puffing, throwing his weight around. He told Parliament on Monday that the British government may take action against the newspapers publishing the intelligence documents leaked to the press by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden, says he left all classified documents in Hong Kong and took none to Russia after fleeing from his job at the National Security Agency. The former NSA contractor also said he protected the files from China’s spies.