OBAMA ADMINISTRATION RELEASES HEAVILY CENSORED VERSION OF 6-YEAR-OLD SECRET REPORT CASTING DOUBT ON LEGALITY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF BUSH’S WARRANTLESS SPYING | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION RELEASES HEAVILY CENSORED VERSION OF 6-YEAR-OLD SECRET REPORT CASTING DOUBT ON LEGALITY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF BUSH’S WARRANTLESS SPYING

After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the George W. Bush administration ordered the National Security Agency (NSA) to ignore the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 by beginning the secret warrantless surveillance of international phone calls, emails and data without going through the Judicial Branch of government. This surveillance evolved into a program called Stellarwind. Now, newly declassified documents show that the data obtained from Stellarwind was so secret that it was not useful in tracking terrorists.

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