Jimmy Carter Thinks The NSA Monitors His Emails
On Meet the Press Sunday morning, former President Jimmy Carter told NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell that he still communicated important messages via the post office, as the National Security Agency was most likely monitoring his communications.
“There’s been a lot of criticism of his policy regarding drones and the NSA surveillance and the NSA,” Mitchell said. “It has been argued that this kind of intelligence gathering is critical to try to protect the American homeland?”
“That has been extremely liberalized and abused by our own intelligence agencies,” Carter said. “I have felt that my own communications were probably monitored. And when I want to communicate with a foreign leader privately, I type or write the letter myself, put it in the post office, and mail it.
“Old-fashioned snail mail,” Mitchell said.
“Yeah, because I believe if I sent an email, it will be monitored,” Carter said.
Watch the clip below, via NBC News:
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