Obama: PRISM Doesn’t Apply To U.S. Citizens

June 7, 2013 8:21 am

President Barack Obama on Friday reassured Americans that a sweeping new program revealed by the Washington Post and the Guardian yesterday that allows the government to sift through phone logs and Internet data is subject to Congressional oversight and is in the interest of national security.

“This does not apply to U.S. citizens, and this does not apply to people living in the United States,” Obama said in California.

“I came in with healthy skepticism about these programs,” he added. “I can say that evaluating these programs they make a difference to anticipate and prevent possible terrorist activity.”

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