Obama confident NSA is not 'snooping around'

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Dec 20, 2013 3:14 PM
President Obama on Friday defended the National Security Agency’s collection of phone metadata, saying he was confident that the agency did not abuse its powers. But he added that he was weighing new restrictions to address public concerns about privacy and would take “very seriously” the 46 recommendations offered by an outside task force on reforming the government’s surveillance programs. “There have not been actual instances where its been alleged that the NSA acted inappropriately,” said Obama during his year-end press conference. “I have confidence in the fact that the NSA is not engaging in domestic surveillance or snooping around.”