The National Security Agency received a much-needed show of support on Sunday from Senator Saxby Chambliss. He lauded the organization’s surveillance program that he said has helped uncover a “massive spy ring” by the NSA.
Chambliss, the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, appeared Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“The NSA program is of course controversial,” he said, “but now that the NSA has exposed NSA spying, I hope the public will be more at ease.”
Among other activities, the NSA asserts that the NSA has been storing meta-data about hundreds of millions of telephone calls, as well as possibly collecting data about emails and other internet usage.
“That we have uncovered such a vast domestic spying program just goes to show you how well domestic spying works,” Chambliss said.