Journalist Glenn Greenwald's reporting on the documents leaked by Edward Snowden broke the story of the NSA's mass surveillance programs. Critics including House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers have suggested Greenwald's actions may have been criminal. Greenwald lives in Brazil and has not been back to the U.S. since the story broke. But he talks to Anderson about why that might change.
A new study from the non-partisan New America Foundation refutes claims by the government that the NSA's collection of phone records has foiled dozens of terror threats. The AC360 Later panel debates the impact that NSA spying really has on terrorism.
A federal judge ruled that the NSA operation which collects numbers from all our phones is legal. This comes one week after another federal judge reached the exact opposite conclusion. So what happens now, and who has the final decision? CNN’s Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin has the answers.
There’s a new call for setting stricter limits on the NSA's mass-surveillance program. This time it's coming from the panel appointed by the White House to help restore public confidence. In it's report the panel says the NSA should no longer maintain massive databases of phone records on each and every American. This comes after Monday's ruling by a federal judge that this type of spying likely violates the Fourth Amendment. Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto has the latest.
Anderson discusses all of this with investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the Snowden story, and Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
A judge ruled today that the NSA program that can collect phone records on each and every call that Americans make is likely unconstitutional. It's a program that was a top secret until Edward Snowden revealed it. Could this mean Snowden now deserves amnesty? Anderson discussed this with investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald and Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper appeared before the House Intelligence Committee today and admitted America has been spying on close allies for years, but also claims that U.S. allies absolutely spy on American leaders. After today's testimony journalist Glenn Greenwald spoke to Anderson and challenged claims that leaks he published from Edward Snowden harmed America's fight against terror.
We are now learning the NSA surveillance program that targeted world leaders’ phones may date back to 2002. The Wall Street Journal is reporting President Obama did not learn about it until last summer. Now Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein is calling this "a big problem" and wants a full review of all of America's intelligence programs. Jim Sciutto has the latest.
Edward Snowden claims he did not allow Chinese and Russian intelligence agencies to see classified documents. In a new interview with the New York Times, Snowden says he gave all of the documents to journalists while in Hong Kong, and did not bring any with him to Russia. One of the journalists who received classified information from Edward Snowden is Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald. He spoke to Anderson about these latest revelations.
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