Judge Nap Fires Back at Warnings About End of NSA's Bulk Data Collection
Will the imminent end of the NSA's controversial bulk collection of phone data put the American people at risk?
On Fox News Sunday, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), chairman of the Intelligence Committee, argued that ending the program is a big mistake.
Burr argued that a cell phone recovered after the Paris terror attacks helped investigators in France and Belgium "expand their search net" to stop further attacks and make arrests of terror suspects.
Judge Andrew Napolitano pushed back this morning, accusing Burr of "mixing apples and oranges" with his warning about the end of the NSA surveillance program.
Napolitano explained that a cell phone recovered at the scene of a terror attack could be searched quickly and easily with a warrant from a judge.
He said that represents hard evidence and "old-fashioned police work," not the indiscriminate surveillance of millions of citizens.
The judge emphasized that authorities could not stop the Nov. 13 attacks despite France having the ability to surveil cell phones and emails without warrants.
Watch his full take above.
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