U.S. News & World Report
December 24, 2013
Larry Klayman, the former Reagan administration prosecutor who won a preliminary injunction Dec. 16 against the government’s collection of all American phone records, says the White House’s surveillance review panel should be ignored.
The five-member panel released a 303-page report Dec. 18 containing 46 recommended changes to intelligence practices.
“It’s a ruse,” Klayman tells U.S. News. “This is an age-old government practice: When caught with their hand in the cookie jar, they come up with a ‘solution.’” The practice is somewhat similar to advocating a law outlawing murder after killing someone, he says.
The conservative activist, who founded the legal watchdog groups Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, says he has had unusual experiences with technology as he sues to stop the NSA programs.
When he checked his email using a smartphone Sunday, he says, “I was getting old emails on Yahoo going back six years – they were popping up six years out of date. [It was] very strange.” Klayman made similar claims during a Nov. 18 hearing in Leon’s courtroom, saying text messages were sent from his phone without his knowledge.
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