U.S. Spy Net on Israel Snares Congress - Adam Entous & Danny Yadron
NSA’s targeting of Israeli leaders swept up the content of private conversations with U.S. lawmakers.
[Wall Street Journal]
Obama Administration Spying Scandal - Elliot Abrams
Sure, there can be exceptions and moments when the rules must be suspended briefly for national-security reasons. But the pattern of capturing allies' internal communications, the communications of senators and congressmen and women, and the speech and emails of Americans engaged in politics is what we see in the new revelations about Obama-era spying.
The administration faced a battle in Congress, and it spied on the other side.
That's the kind of conduct we see in third-world countries where control of the spy agency is one of the ways an incumbent regime holds on to power and defeats its political opponents. It ought to be a major scandal when such practices reach the United States.