US Spy Chief Reverses Course, Will Not Say How Many Americans Caught in NSA Surveillance

Zack Whittaker, writing for ZDNet: US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has refused to say how many Americans have been caught up in the government’s surveillance programs, reversing a confirmation pledge he made earlier this year. Coats said at a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the reauthorization of a key foreign surveillance law that it is “infeasible” to provide an estimate of how many Americans’ communications have been collected by the National Security Agency. It’s a key question that has been raised by senior lawmakers on several occasions of both the Obama and Trump administrations.


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