|Massie, Amash, Paul (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)|
Monday, July 20, 2015
Clark calls for internment camps for "radicals"
Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., hands me a copy of a letter from James Clapper in which the director of national intelligence complains to two members of the House Intelligence Committee about Massie’s recent attempts to reform one of the NSA’s massive surveillance programs.
On the top right, in curly script, Massie has written his response: “Get a warrant.” It’s in red ink. He’s underlined it.
“If you assume the worst” about the National Security Agency’s surveillance practices, Massie tells me, “it’s not a bad position to take, given what we’ve found out.”
Indeed, for Massie, as with so many others, the information NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden gave journalists two years ago about the extraordinary sweep of U.S surveillance programs was a huge eye-opener.
Prior to the Snowden revelations, Massie says, he knew almost nothing about the NSA’s implementation of the tools Congress gave it to protect national security. More
[Is this part of Jade Helm?] The retired general known for his progressive views says in the wake of the Chattanooga shooting, "If these people are radicalized and they don't support the United States and they are disloyal to the United States…it's our right and obligation to segregate them from the normal community for the duration of the conflict."