Andrew Napolitano: The NSA Even Spies on Congress

week, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., wrote to Gen. Keith Alexander,
director of the National Security Administration (NSA), and asked
plainly whether the NSA has been or is now spying on members of
Congress or other public officials. The NSA’s refusal to answer
Sanders’ question directly is a tacit admission, because we are all
well aware that the NSA collects identifying data on and the
content of virtually every email, text message and phone call sent
or received in the U.S. That raises a host of constitutional
questions, points out Andrew Napolitano. Under the Constitution,
Congress and the executive branch are equals. The president—for
whom the NSA works—can no more legally spy on members of Congress
without a search warrant about the members to be spied upon than
Congress can legally spy on the president.

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