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Top Spy: 'Single Analyst' Cannot 'Eavesdrop on Domestic Communications Without Proper Legal Authorization'

9:01 PM, Jun 16, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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In a Sunday evening statement, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Public Affairs Office released this statement, meant to clear up information on the National Security Agency’s data program.

Lt. Gen. James Clapper

Lt. Gen. James Clapper

"The statement that a single analyst can eavesdrop on domestic communications without proper legal authorization is incorrect and was not briefed to Congress. Members have been briefed on the implementation of Section 702, that it targets foreigners located overseas for a valid foreign intelligence purpose, and that it cannot be used to target Americans anywhere in the world," the full statement reads.

The subject of the statement reads, "ODNI Statement on the Limits of Surveillance Activities." ODNI, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, is led by James Clapper.

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