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June 6th, 2013
08:58 AM ET

NSA access to Verizon records, Rice named new national security advisor to president – Candy Crowley weighs in

The White House is reacting to a report claiming the government has obtained a top secret court order making Verizon turn over the telephone records for millions of Americans.

This comes just as President Obama has selected embattled U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to be his new national security advisor, replacing the outgoing Tom Donilon.

CNN Chief Political Correspondent and host of “State of the Union” Candy Crowley weighs in on the developments on “Starting Point” this morning.

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  1. Ted C

    Verizon, others? Allowed by secret court to allow government to monitor our calls in USA. Is the "fear excuse" driving us to accept internal espionage by government and the loss of freedoms? Does government monitor emails, your VOIP, travel too? Why were we not told that government will be monitoring our calls? Who monitors the government? Who makes up this secret court? We should be concerned. This also becomes internal business espionage since someone can get & use information that they can take personal advantage. Secrecy invites a dam of lies and a distrust of government. Maybe the NRA is not all that far off the mark on our freedoms.

    June 6, 2013 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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