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by Mike Masnick


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New FBI Director Thinks President Obama's Surveillance Program Is Great

from the well,-duh dept

I imagine this will surprise absolutely no one, but new FBI Director James Comey has said that the administration's surveillance efforts are perfectly wonderful and legal all at the same time. Remember this is the same James Comey who refused to answer some of the questions about his views on the surveillance effort prior to the Senate's approval of his appointment. Now that he's in charge, apparently he has no problem admitting that he's not much of a fan of the 4th Amendment.

In an interview, Comey claimed that he's "comfortable" with the surveillance program and that the program is "lawful and appropriate." Furthermore, it appears he repeatedly talked about the supposed "checks and balances" of the program -- the same checks and balances that don't appear to exist in reality. It's no surprise that an FBI boss is going to obviously talk up his own power to spy on everyone, but it's rather shameful he tried to avoid those questions prior to getting the job.

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    Skeptical Cynic (profile), 25 Sep 2013 @ 10:38am

    Bush haters rate Obama as better, not sure why.

    So it seems that Bush was the pre-vanguard 1984 monitoring president. And Obama is a president that found good info in being a government that always and monitors...everything.

    Elect those people you want, but enjoy the benefits and consequences of that choice.

    Turn off that stupid, vapid reality tv show and find a way to understand what they want to do to you and your family. Or complain never again. You choice with or without information is your choice. But understand if enough uninformed people agree then the US becomes the USSR.

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