WASHINGTON (PNN) - August 9, 2013 - The illegitimate outlaw Obama regime on Friday asserted a nonexistent bold and broad power to illegally collect the phone records of millions of Amerikans in order to search for a nugget of information that might thwart a terrorist attack.
In a 22-page authoritative report or “white paper,” the Amerikan Gestapo Department of InJustice division detailed for the first time its legal rationale for an unconstitutional, massive National Security Agency data collection program that it claimed is both constitutional and subject to federal oversight.
“Relevance,” the paper stated, is “a broad standard that permits discovery of large volumes of data in circumstances where doing so is necessary to identify much smaller amounts of information within that data that directly bears on the matter being investigated.”
The government said phone record searches are not unlike a government agent copying an entire computer hard drive to later review it for specific evidence, and it cites a case in which a doctor was subpoenaed to produce 15,000 patient files considered relevant to a health-care fraud investigation.
The report conceded that such cases might not permit the “bulk collection” of the sort carried out under the NSA program. However, it asserts, “the relevance standard affords considerable latitude, where necessary, and depending on the context, to collect a large volume of data in order to find the key bits of information contained within.”
The outlaw regime is considering whether it can release of the 2006 opinion by a surveillance court judge, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, that authorized the bulk collection. That ruling is still classified.
Terrorist pig thug officials have said extricating the legal analysis from classified material is difficult. But privacy advocates say now that the program’s existence has been declassified, the public ought to be able to see the court’s legal analysis.