White House Move to Collect 'Fishy' Info May Be Illegal, Critics Say - FOXNews
"The White House is in bit of a conundrum because of this privacy statute that prohibits the White House from collecting data and storing it on people who disagree with it," Judge Andrew Napolitano, a FOX News analyst, said Friday.Douglass is hypersensitive about having words and comments taken out of context, despite that is how she made her living as an ABC correspondent before joining Team Obama, but she called them "sound bites." Apparently "out of context" is different. So here's the entire CNN interview:
"There's also a statute that requires the White House to retain all communications that it receives. It can't try to rewrite history by pretending it didn't receive anything," he said.
"If the White House deletes anything, it violates one statute. If the White House collects data on the free speech, it violates another statute."
Napolitano was referring to the Privacy Act of 1974, which was passed after the Nixon administration used federal agencies to illegally investigate individuals for political purposes. Enacted after Richard Nixon's resignation in the Watergate scandal, the statute generally prohibits any federal agency from maintaining records on individuals exercising their right to free speech.
The video for which The Drudge Report was attacked by the White House was actually a production of Naked Emperor News. In Obama's own words, he supports single payer health insurance as supported by HR 3200 "America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009".
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