Rep. Sanchez: NSA revelations so far just ‘tip of the iceberg’

by CalWatchdog Staff | June 20, 2013 9:34 am

Loretta Sanchez[1]June 20, 2013

By John Seiler

One of the better U.S. representatives is Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Santa Ana. That’s because she sometimes goes against the Democratic Party line, with interesting results.

After a recent closed briefing by counterintelligence officials, she said[2]:

“What we learned in there is significantly more than what is out in the media today….I can’t speak to what we learned in there, and I don’t know if there are other leaks, if there’s more information somewhere, if somebody else is going to step up, but I will tell you that I believe it’s the tip of the iceberg…. It astounded some of us, too.”

This also is significant because the Obama spin, mimicked by such Republicans as House Speaker John Boehner, is that our “democratic process,” involving Congress and bureaucratic safeguards, keeps us safe from abuses by government agencies. But if Congress has no idea what’s going on, as Sanchez said, then how can it be monitoring whether abuses are occurring?

And are the intelligence agencies blackmailing members of Congress? Sanchez’s own messy private life is public knowledge[3], so they likely have nothing on her. But how about a conservative, “family values” Republican congressman who’s having an affair, but wants to keep it secret from his wife? Given that we now know the NSA has records of every phone number anyone has dialed, it would know that the congressman dialed Ms. X’s cell 100 times a week.

Kudos to Loretta Sanchez. She’s helping crack open these rogue, unconstitutional, abusive Stasi spying agencies.

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