Obama Administration lied about terror plots foiled by bulk data collection

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Oct 07, 2013 2:26 PM
Shortly after the National Security Agency’s broad surveillance of Americans became public knowledge, the Obama Administration and intelligence officials quickly sought to mitigate the damage by telling the public that the collection of phone records helped foil more than 50 terrorist plots. But during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week, NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander admitted that the Obama Administration lied to the public about the number of terrorist attacks that had been prevented by the snooping.