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Sen. Rockefeller: NSA may have spied on me
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David Edwards and Stephen C. Webster
Alleged NSA spying targeted journalists, raising new questions

Russell Tice has been heard. Loud and Clear.

Following Wednesday's revelation by the former National Security Agency analyst that President Bush's warrantless wiretapping program had spied on everyone, quite contrary to what the administration had claimed, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) told MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Thursday that he was "quite prepared to believe" the allegations.

He added: "I think they went after anyone they could get -- including me." (video at the bottom of the page)

Tice, during an appearance on MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann the prior evening, proclaimed, "The National Security Agency had access to all Americans' communications -- faxes, phone calls, and their computer communications. It didn't matter whether you were in Kansas, in the middle of the country, and you never made foreign communications at all. They monitored all communications."

"In one of the operations that I was in, we looked at organizations, just supposedly so that we would not target them," Tice told Olbermann. "What I was finding out, though, is that the collection on those organizations was 24/7 and 365 days a year -- and it made no sense. ... I started to investigate that. That's about the time when they came after me to fire me."

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  -Sen. Rockefeller: NSA may have spied on me cal04  Jan-22-09 08:39 PM   #0 
  - well he enabled it  FLAprogressive   Jan-22-09 08:40 PM   #1 
  - That's unfair.  L. Coyote   Jan-22-09 10:01 PM   # 
  - What's he gonna do about it?  BlueManDude   Jan-22-09 08:42 PM   #2 
  - ding ding ding  struggle4progress   Jan-22-09 09:42 PM   #11 
  - I heard him ( Rockefeller) say that  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Jan-22-09 08:50 PM   #3 
  - I'm sure they were looking at him. I found that the DOD was  Quakerfriend   Jan-22-09 08:51 PM   #4 
  - The CIA and DHS found my computer around May 2006. n/t  BadgerKid   Jan-22-09 09:19 PM   #7 
  - ICOP?  Snarkoleptic   Jan-22-09 09:34 PM   #9 
     - dunno, but I got a zillion hits from Alexandria Virgina  UpInArms   Jan-22-09 09:59 PM   #13 
  - Jay should know cuz his uncle was all for surveilling potential political "enemies"  corpseratemedia   Jan-22-09 08:56 PM   #5 
  - We knew it, Senator. We tried to tell you.  bleever   Jan-22-09 08:58 PM   #6 
  - When will this story hit the front page of the NYT? n/t  Holly_Hobby   Jan-22-09 09:30 PM   #8 
  - Golly, Jay, and you're a Senator  gratuitous   Jan-22-09 09:36 PM   #10 
  - A Rockefeller? Being spied upon?  arcadian   Jan-22-09 09:45 PM   #12 
  - LOL...  Hubert Flottz   Jan-23-09 07:48 AM   #22 
  - maybe they were all spied on including Pelosi.  alyce douglas   Jan-22-09 10:01 PM   #14 
  - He should talk to Elliot Spitzer and Marc Dann. Good thing he's no Vitter!!  L. Coyote   Jan-22-09 10:02 PM   #15 
  - I also believe they used it to take down Ney, Abramoff and Noe-all involved w elections  mod mom   Jan-23-09 07:05 AM   #18 
  - Look at this-Robert Gates was also connected to the elections:  mod mom   Jan-23-09 07:27 AM   #20 
  - Why Do You Think Congress Was So Accommodating to Bush**, Even After Democrats Got a Majority  AndyTiedye   Jan-22-09 10:21 PM   #16 
  - BIG! My husband was out of the room when this played & I thought I heard things.  mod mom   Jan-23-09 06:58 AM   #17 
  - Headlines should read "NSA Targets Journalists, Senators, and New papers"  ThomWV   Jan-23-09 07:09 AM   #19 
  - As I posted elsewhere, we need a special prosecutor. This is a crime.  deminks   Jan-23-09 07:31 AM   #21 
     - "Bush Lied"  Hubert Flottz   Jan-23-09 07:53 AM   #23 
        - You got that right!  deminks   Jan-23-09 08:09 AM   #24 

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