CIA’s Secret Program to Collect American Data – Senators Reveal
The agency has long hidden an undisclosed repository with bulk details on US citizens, two Democrats on the Senate Intel Committee have revealed. (AP)
While no further details were given, it’s claimed the data has been shielded from the public and Congress. Two Senators are now pushing for the program to be declassified, stating it operated outside of the legal framework. The CIA and NSA are generally barred from collecting data on US citizens and businesses.
The extent of the intel community’s foreign operations often snare Americans, creating concern over how much the boundaries have been pushed.
The CIA defended its protection of liberties, adding it’s committed to transparency.