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A Few Friday Links
The New York Times blames republicans for abuses of power by intelligence agencies under the Obama administration. Ten of the FISA courts judges were appointed by republican presidents.
Congress is going to invite some NSA critics to testify. If the government weren’t so busy hunting, prosecuting, and persecuting them, they’d invite a few critics with real first hand knowledge to testify. Like say, William Binney, Russell Tice, Daniel Ellsberg, Babak Pasdar, Mark Klein, Thomas Drake, Jullian Assange, Bradley Manning, and Edward Snowden. One thing is certain. No one with a brain will ever be able to seriously accuse Congress of being on a relentless search for the truth.
Justice Secretary Eric Holder to Russia: We promise not to torture or kill Snowden, so please turn him over to us. One more non-extraordinary measure to get their hands on Snowden.