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In First NSA Interview, Obama Can't Confirm If Courts Ever Rejected Spying Requests

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http://techcrunch.com – President Obama finally took a sit-down interview on the National Security Agency scandal and we’ve pasted a partial transcript below. Disappointingly, most of it is (very) generic and defensive. But, there is one important takeaway: President Obama couldn’t answer whether oversight courts (FISA) have ever rejected a single NSA spying request. PBS’s Charlie Rose asked, pointedly, “has FISA court turned down any request?” The president appears to bumble through the answer, “The — because — the — first of all, Charlie, the number of requests are surprisi (IT news)