U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney says he was blindsided with allegations of federal agencies spying on American citizens phone, e-mail and internet records.
The second term representative from Indian Land tells WRHI when he questioned the National Security Agency about their activities behind closed doors, he expected they’d be up front about it.
Mulvaney says he was alarmed to first find out about the scandal by local media — instead of official government channels in Washington that were questioned on the matter in federal hearings.
Mulvaney says the surveillance does have a use — but only when it’s conducted within the confines of the law.
In this case, though, he says Americans not involved in illegal activity should not be subject to the unneeded surveillance.