Under the law that created the CIA in 1947, there was a bright line barring the agency from spying on Americans… partly over concerns about civil liberties, privacy and political abuse.
After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, there was widespread support for stepped up security even if it meant stepping on jealously-guarded constitutional protections.
Some worried: Would the government take its new powers too far? With recent disclosures, the answer may be– yes. Today’s cover story examines, “The Surveillance State.”
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Surveillance State (Full Measure w/ Sharyl Attkisson)
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