By Ashley Killough
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee strongly asserted Sunday that the National Security Agency is not recording Americans’ phone calls under U.S. surveillance programs, and any statements suggesting differently amount to “misinformation.”
Lining up with Obama administration officials—and the president himself—Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Michigan, said the NSA “is not listening to Americans’ phone calls,” nor monitoring their emails.
“If it did, it is illegal. It is breaking the law,” Rogers said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think (Americans) think there's this mass surveillance of what you're saying on your phone call and what you're typing in your emails. That is just not happening.”
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