Here are links to FISA court rulings from the Washington Post. They collected thousands of Americans emails before “changing course”. I do not believe a word of anything the NSA or the administration says about domestic spying any more. I think the Post is being used to leak information as a pre emptive way to manage damage control.
From this article
CNN Article discussing this
“NSA acquires valuable information through its upstream collection, but not without substantial intrusions on Fourth Amendment protected interests,” Bates wrote.
Substantial intrusions= blatant disregard for the Constitution on any level.
NSA mission statement
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