White House submits ‘substitute language’ for Washington Post’s NSA story

The Washington Post’s story about the NSA’s thousands of FISA violations, or “incidents,” is embarrassing enough to the administration, but the Post has revealed that the White House attempted to swap in its own prepared statement to replace an interview with John DeLong, the NSA’s director of compliance.

Reporter Barton Gellman says he agreed to let the NSA review the results of his interview with DeLong, but spokesmen for the White House and NSA instead scrapped the entire interview and sent along their own prepared statement for publication in its place.

Will Edward Snowden be getting some company?

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