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article imageNSA admits to warrantless wiretapping in classified hearings

By Sami Zaatari     Jun 16, 2013 in World
The NSA has admitted to conducting warrantless wiretapping in a classified briefing held with congressmen. The information corroborates the allegations made by Edward Snowden, when he claimed that he had the authority to wiretap anyone he wanted to.
The latest information was disclosed by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat who took part in the secret briefing.
According to Nadler, if the NSA wanted to listen to any phone call, an analyst's approval would be enough for permission, absent of a court order or any other legal authorisation.
The information echoes the statements made by Edward Snowden, that he could "wire-tap anyone, including the President".
Government apologists were quick to try and cast doubt on Snowden's remarks, saying it wasn't possible for an NSA agent to have such authority.
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