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  • #16
    Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
    How can this statement be classified?

    "the old program covered 20 percent to 30 percent of phone numbers to search for terrorists, the new program covers nearly 100 percent."
    Rubio sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, and he would have been briefed on those numbers, the veracity of which Burr tacitly confirmed for reporters Wednesday morning. But Cruz does not sit on that committee, leading Burr to question how he came to know the information. To his knowledge, Burr told reporters, only intelligence committee members were briefed on that information.

    But Cruz spokeswoman Katherine Frazier told conservative news website The Blaze that the numbers Cruz referenced were publicly available, having been reported by both The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal in 2014.
    http://www.newsweek.com/ted-cruz-debate-leaks-406033
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    • #17
      2014...
      The National Security Agency is collecting less than 30 percent of all Americans’ call records because of an inability to keep pace with the explosion in cellphone use, according to current and former U.S. officials.

      The disclosure contradicts popular perceptions that the government is sweeping up virtually all domestic phone data. It is also likely to raise questions about the efficacy of a program that is premised on its breadth and depth, on collecting as close to a complete universe of data as possible in order to make sure that clues aren’t missed in counter*terrorism investigations.

      In 2006, a senior U.S. official said, the NSA was collecting “closer to 100” percent of Americans’ phone records from a number of U.S. companies under a then-classified program, but as of last summer that share had plummeted to less than 30 percent.
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...wpisrc=al_excl
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      • #18
        Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
        2014...
        The National Security Agency is collecting less than 30 percent of all Americans’ call records because of an inability to keep pace with the explosion in cellphone use, according to current and former U.S. officials.

        The disclosure contradicts popular perceptions that the government is sweeping up virtually all domestic phone data. It is also likely to raise questions about the efficacy of a program that is premised on its breadth and depth, on collecting as close to a complete universe of data as possible in order to make sure that clues aren’t missed in counter*terrorism investigations.

        In 2006, a senior U.S. official said, the NSA was collecting “closer to 100” percent of Americans’ phone records from a number of U.S. companies under a then-classified program, but as of last summer that share had plummeted to less than 30 percent.
        https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...wpisrc=al_excl
        This.

        Cruz revealed nothing that isn't public knowledge, this is a non story.

        If you want to talk about classified info leaks, look no further than Hillary.
        A wild liberal appears! Conservative uses logical reasoning and empirical evidence! It's super effective! Wild liberal faints.

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        • #19
          Stick a fork in it...
          The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that they are not investigating whether Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) discussed classified information during Tuesday's presidential debate.

          "The Committee is not investigating anything said during last night’s Republican Presidential debate," Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the top two members of the panel, said in a statement.

          http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-actio...ebate-comments
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          • #20
            Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
            For what?

            He might have released classified information...

            http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/na...362669821.html
            One of our politicians releasing classified information in order to further their own agenda! What a revolting development!



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            • #21
              So in other words nothing happened and this was all a big stupid overreaction. Looks like some people were so eager to jump on him they didn't even get their facts straight. No great surprise there. Gotta get the news out first and if you're wrong nobody will care because they'll forget by tomorrow.
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              • #22
                Meh!the whole thing was a non starter from the git-go!
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Bass_Man86 View Post
                  One of our politicians releasing classified information in order to further their own agenda! What a revolting development!

                  Unless you happen to be a dumb as rock politician!
                  Good point:

                  The CIA’s top officer in Kabul was exposed Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obama’s surprise visit with U.S. troops.

                  The White House recognized the mistake and quickly issued a revised list that did not include the individual, who had been identified on the initial release as the “Chief of Station” in Kabul, a designation used by the CIA for its highest-ranking spy in a country.


                  https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20...hanistan.shtml

                  Regarding Cruz, he didn't have access to that classified information. He was repeating what was already common knowledge.
                  "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Bass_Man86 View Post
                    One of our politicians releasing classified information in order to further their own agenda! What a revolting development!



                    Unless you happen to be a dumb as rock politician!
                    Easier to grasp *then* ancient aliens... And clearly easier to grasp than grammar.
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