EXCHANGE OF THE DAY: MARY KATHARINE HAM EXPLAINS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPYING AND SURVEILLANCE TO CNN PANEL: “I fail to see how that makes me a dissembler. You think ‘spying’ has negative connotations? Good, govt surveilling American citizens w/o their knowledge, esp through FISA Ct, should have negative connotations. It could just be that I…disagree with you. [Elipses in original — Ed.] And, if that puts me on the opposite site of the issue from someone like Clapper, who lied under oath to Congress about *spying* on American citizens by dragnetting our data, I’m okay with that.”

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