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!

 

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JimWhiteGNV @joanneleon And one of his favorite things to do was to patrol the barn roof. That would have made him a very tempting target.
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bmaz @kurtopsahl What's worse is that the Roberts Cpourt might just prop this bullshit up.
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bmaz @DelWilber @ryanjreilly His personal phone number!
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JimWhiteGNV Nature is unspeakably cruel. Riker missing since Tues afternoon. Suspect owl displaced by logging. Best. Cat. Ever. http://t.co/yzmsWpnCyv
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emptywheel @onekade BREAKING: Some of the victims weren't American. (Then again, the JCC victims weren't Jewish)
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emptywheel @MicahZenko He forgot the other important "no" question: Are they willing to pay for it.
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emptywheel Also: Alexander and Clapper have told that VERY SAME LIE, bc they do a lot of listening outside of FISC.
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emptywheel I really do look forward to all the people beating up Putin for lying abt surveillance as if Clapper and Alexander didn't do so, too.
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