Al Gore: Get Your Hands Off of My (Our?) Internet

Working on posts and then will have my sis-in-law in to watch the Grand Rapids Griffins defeat her Syracuse Crush tonight in hockey. (Really!)

But I did like this Al Gore interview:

Gore said he was not persuaded by the argument that the NSA surveillance had operated within the boundaries of the law.

“This in my view violates the constitution. The fourth amendment and the first amendment – and the fourth amendment language is crystal clear,” he said. “It is not acceptable to have a secret interpretation of a law that goes far beyond any reasonable reading of either the law or the constitution and then classify as top secret what the actual law is.”

Gore added: “This is not right.”

Gore even recognized the problem of the Director of National Intelligence lying under oath.

Gore did say, however, that he had serious concerns about some aspects of the testimony offered by national intelligence director James Clapper during testimony to the Senate intelligence committee last March.

Clapper, in response to pointed questions from Democratic senator Ron Wyden, had said during that appearance that the NSA did not collect data on Americans.

“I was troubled by his direct response to Senator Wyden’s very pointed question,” Gore said. “I was troubled by that.”

Yeah! Me too!

 

Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on Reddit0Share on Facebook0Google+0Email to someone

19 Responses to Al Gore: Get Your Hands Off of My (Our?) Internet

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
Emptywheel Twitterverse
bmaz @kevinjonheller Yeah, good here. Just sent you a DM
6hreplyretweetfavorite
bmaz @kevinjonheller How are you doing?? Safely ensconced in your new digs in London?
6hreplyretweetfavorite
bmaz @WerlySportsLaw Heh, right. NFLPA was not totally stupid last time when they negotiated it away for other terms. The more things change....
6hreplyretweetfavorite
bmaz Some wild summer night thunder and rain tonight in the desert. Bring the rain.
7hreplyretweetfavorite
bmaz @JWGOP @AggieFootball Had lot better grip on ASU going into last yr. Can't tell if will be great or avg this yr. Hell of a first game though
7hreplyretweetfavorite
bmaz @JWGOP @AggieFootball Loser owes Mex and margaritas next time we are proximate.
7hreplyretweetfavorite
bmaz @JWGOP @dick_nixon Wait....where did this come from??
7hreplyretweetfavorite
bmaz @JWGOP @AggieFootball Gonna have a Devil of a time in the first game.
7hreplyretweetfavorite
bmaz RT @DrTab3: NFL: Nothing to see here. Hey, look over there...deflategate! https://t.co/daLTK95QA1
7hreplyretweetfavorite
bmaz The NFL is pretty much just a parody troll at this point, insulting the intelligence of all in its path. https://t.co/XNxeJhh28y
7hreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel @Rick_Geissal Up to this point possible Hillary grossly underdelivered on "official" emails. But she didn't. She clearly overproduced
7hreplyretweetfavorite
June 2013
S M T W T F S
« May   Jul »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30