Most transparent administration ever? Perhaps not, President Obama. The Guardian reports that the Justice Department's national security chief filed a legal request to ignore the federal court's ruling on NSA spying and grant the agency the power to collect phone records for the next six months.
The Guardian claims that "the Obama administration asked a secret surveillance court to ignore a federal court that found bulk surveillance illegal and to once again grant the National Security Agency the power to collect the phone records of millions of Americans for six months."
Wow. A sobering statement to say the least.
According to the report, the request was filed FOUR HOURS after the President vowed to sign the new law banning the bulk collection.
The Guardian believes this suggests that the Obama administration may not be willing to comply with the court order demanding the end of the NSA's surveillance program.
Read more on the Guardian's vigilant reporting here.
We thought this would be the end of the NSA's spying, but the legal loopholes are astounding. The Justice Department's national security chief, John A Carlin, may have found a way around the latest ruling.
Seems like the NSA's bulk collection program may never end. Do you deem the Obama administration the most transparent ever? Sound off below.
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