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  • The May 20 directive is the result, and it codifies what has long been the practice in many intelligence agencies, he said.

    Obama administration tightens grip on intelligence →

  • In a March 28 letter to Wyden, James Clapper, the government's top intelligence official, said the NSA has searched for Americans' communications within information it collected when it targeted foreigners located outside the U.S. In his letter, Clapper also pointed to a declassified document released last August that also acknowledged the use of such searches and stated that these searches were reviewed, and there was no finding of wrongdoing.

    US confirms warrantless searches of Americans →

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