In a thread here it was reported that the NSA told Congress they can listen in on any US phone conversation if an analyst decides to. But now President Obama has a different story:
http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/0...t-your-emails/What I can say unequivocally is that if you are a U.S. person, the NSA cannot listen to your telephone calls, and the NSA cannot target your emails … and have not. They cannot and have not, by law and by rule, and unless they — and usually it wouldn’t be “they,” it’d be the FBI — go to a court, and obtain a warrant, and seek probable cause, the same way it’s always been, the same way when we were growing up and we were watching movies, you want to go set up a wiretap, you got to go to a judge, show probable cause….
So point number one, if you’re a U.S. person, then NSA is not listening to your phone calls and it’s not targeting your emails unless it’s getting an individualized court order. That’s the existing rule.
So who's lying?
BTW, for those who love to criticize the president for anything he does no matter which choice he makes, here's some possible actual substance.