Wallace: Why Is Obama Admin Extending Constitutional Rights to Foreigners?
President Obama tried to restore the balance between national security and civil liberties on Friday by announcing reforms to the National Security Agency’s data collection program.
Former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden praised the president’s plans to preserve the program.
Host Chris Wallace asked, “Why on earth would we extend our constitutional protections to foreigners, particularly when we know those countries are spying on us?”
Hayden said it’s currently the practice to use the same standards with foreigners and American citizens. “He did not commit to pulling back on collection against foreign targets, other than heads of state and heads of government. What he’s talking about is the retention of that data and then how it’s disseminated.”