DNI says NSA can't listen to communications without a warrant

One of the problems with reporting on secret programs is that they're, well, secret. And my blog yesterday on Rep. Jerold Nadler's claim that low level NSA analysts don't need a warrant to listen to the phone calls of American citizens turns out to have been wrong - at least according to the Director of National Intelligence. The Hill: The intelligence community on Sunday rejected claims from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and reports that suggested analysts were able to listen to domestic phone conversations without warrants. "The statement that a single analyst can eavesdrop on domestic communications without proper legal authorization is incorrect and was not briefed to Congress," said the office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) in a statement.    "Members have been briefed on the implementation of Section 702, that it targets foreigners located overseas for a valid foreign intelligence purpose, and that it cannot be used...(Read Full Post)