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'False': NSA Disputes Snowden Claim to Be Able to Tap Into Any Phone Call, Email

3:54 PM, Jun 12, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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NSA chief Keith Alexander says Edward Snowden's claim that he could tap any phone call or email is "false":

"I saw an interview in which Mr. Snowden claimed that due to his position at NSA he could tap into virtually any American's phone call or e-mails," said Senator Susan Collins. "True or false?"

The NSA chief said, "False. I know of no way to do that."

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