Half the LOVEINT Violations Committed by Non-NSA Employees

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Chuck Grassley just released a summary of violations of NSA authority he requested back in August.

The data is pretty meaningless. As I have shown, NSA’s own internal reporting shows about 9% (and up to 20% in some categories) of its violations are “due diligence” violations, which are violations of rules that an analyst knows (human error, intelligence error, and training are treated as distinct violations). If today’s hearing was any indication, the Senate Intelligence Committee seems to have no understanding that 9% of all violations are willful violations of rules.

All that said, of the 12 incidents the NSA reported (there are 3 incidents still under investigation), fully half appear to be committed by members of different agencies (though one of those was a military person reported to NSA). That’s a lot of other agency personnel abusing SIGINT authorities they’re granted access to.

And note, DOJ has never prosecuted any of these. In just about all cases where DOJ gets a referral, the person resigns before being charged. The UCMJ does better — DOD has punished two people.

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emptywheel @LauraClawson If he did what we assume he did does Indiv A have the right to his or her privacy given the extortion?
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JimWhiteGNV Cool! The periscope works. http://t.co/7LAHYao2C3
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JimWhiteGNV Cool! The periscope works. http://t.co/87LcCZjtXw
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emptywheel @billmon1 Not given the other rumors out there, no.
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emptywheel Misconduct against Indiv A happened "years earlier" when Hastert and A discussed it in 2010. Hastert was teacher/coach until 1981.
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JimWhiteGNV Okay. Time far a 'Mericun sub now. http://t.co/xTm9LzUJTu
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emptywheel @bungdan There have been questions raised during past scandals.
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emptywheel @Walshman23 High school teacher and coach. Both of which indictment mentions.
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emptywheel @bungdan Yes, and there have been past allegations abt Hastert that would be rather alarming for a coach, which indictment mentions.
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emptywheel Median income in Yorkville is $83,059. Indiv A was making 5 times that from his or her Hastert bribes.
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emptywheel @georgemaschke Already mentioned that.
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emptywheel There are 17,000 people in Yorkville, IL. Indiv A is one. Indiv A's $450K/year income from Hastert presumably makes Indiv A stick out there.
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