Today, a new controversy may pit national security against personal privacy. The Guardian newspaper has published the order of a secret, so-called FISA court. It requires Verizon to provide the National Security Agency with records of every cell phone or land line call in its system, both international and domestic. Content will not be monitored. California Democrat Dianne Feinstein, Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, confirmed the report. Some say it's a massive invasion of privacy. The Administration and its allies call it "critical" for national security. Is it something new or an extension of what started during the Bush years? Will the publication produce another leak investigation?
FISA Court Allows Phone Records Collection
Siobhan Gorman - Wall Street Journal - @Gorman_Siobhan, Stephen Wicker - Cornell Universitiy, David Rivkin - BakerHostetler - @DavidRivkin, Kathleen McClellan - Government Accountability Project - @Kath_McClellan