Virtually every sentence in this Washington Post story is damning, NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds.
Here's just one of the more unobvious ones, "Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who did not receive a copy of the 2012 audit until The Post asked her staff about it". Feinstein is on the committee that is supposed to provide oversight over the NSA and she didn't have a copy of the audit yet?!?
The ACLU's comments on the story, "“The number of ‘compliance incidents’ is jaw-dropping. The rules around government surveillance are so permissive that it is difficult to comprehend how the intelligence community could possibly have managed to violate them so often,” said Jameel Jaffer, ACLU deputy legal director."
And Andrea Peterson points out Remember when Obama said the NSA wasn’t “actually abusing” its powers? He was wrong.