Spy agency seeks criminal probe into National Security Agency leaks

WASHINGTON Sat Jun 8, 2013 10:48pm EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. intelligence agency formally requested a criminal probe on Saturday into the leak of highly classified information about secret surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency, a spokesman for the intelligence czar's office said.

A "crimes report has been filed," said Shawn Turner, a spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The report, which goes to the U.S. Justice Department, was filed by the super-secret NSA, he said.

(Reporting by Mark Hosenball; Writing by Warren Strobel; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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Comments (5)
lex_70 wrote:
Typical… don’t investigate the unconstitutional action of the Government… go after the Patriot doing their duty as a decent citizen.

Jun 08, 2013 10:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AZWarrior wrote:
The tighter you hold power, the more it slips through your fingers.

Jun 08, 2013 11:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
smokeys wrote:
If the data mining was not that intrusive and not that “big of a deal” as the NSA claims, then I’m not sure what the problem is. Oh, but it is a big deal…. yes….. the irony is obvious.

Jun 09, 2013 10:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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