ANOTHER NSA Program?!?

Ken AshfordWiretapping & SurveillanceLeave a Comment

UPI reports that former NSA employee Russell Tice, one of the whistleblowers of the NSA surveillance program, is now saying that there is another "more wide-ranging program" beyond the one that’s been so much in the news:

A former NSA employee said Tuesday there is another ongoing top-secret surveillance program that might have violated millions of Americans’ Constitutional rights.

Russell D. Tice told the House Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations he has concerns about a "special access" electronic surveillance program that he characterized as far more wide-ranging than the warrentless [sic] wiretapping recently exposed by the New York Times but he is forbidden from discussing the program with Congress.

Tice said he believes it violates the Constitution’s protection against unlawful search and seizures but has no way of sharing the information without breaking classification laws. He is not even allowed to tell the congressional intelligence committees – members or their staff – because they lack high enough clearance.