OBAMA and NIXON AGREE ON NSA:

FROM THE NYT:

In the Oval Office on May 16, 1973, Mr. Buzhardt told Nixon about his discussions with the deputy director of the National Security Agency, Louis W. Tordella, about the Huston plan. The N.S.A. conducts international electronic eavesdropping, but like the C.I.A., it is not supposed to spy on Americans at home.

”Anything the N.S.A. did is totally defensible,” Nixon said, referring to the Huston plan.

Mr. Buzhardt replied: ”They move into a broader category with respect to domestic affairs” — an illegal realm.

”What do you mean?” Nixon asked. ”Electronic surveillance?”

Mr. Buzhardt replied, ”Yes, sir, targeting U.S. citizens’ conversations.”
In the Oval Office on May 16, 1973, Mr. Buzhardt told Nixon about his discussions with the deputy director of the National Security Agency, Louis W. Tordella, about the Huston plan. The N.S.A. conducts international electronic eavesdropping, but like the C.I.A., it is not supposed to spy on Americans at home.

”Anything the N.S.A. did is totally defensible,” Nixon said, referring to the Huston plan.

Mr. Buzhardt replied: ”They move into a broader category with respect to domestic affairs” — an illegal realm.

”What do you mean?” Nixon asked. ”Electronic surveillance?”

Mr. Buzhardt replied, ”Yes, sir, targeting U.S. citizens’ conversations.”

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