Internal NSA Audit: 2,700 Privacy Violations

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Aug. 16 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg’s Margaret Talev reports on the latest report from the NSA reporting compliance issues. She speaks with Mark Crumpton on Bloomberg Television’s “Bottom Line.” (Source: Bloomberg)

This has the potential to be a big concern.

Lawmakers are reviewing the nsa program now.

The public has raised concerns.

These revelations from a might -- may 2012 audit that the "washington post" got from edward stoneman.

What it is found is 27,000 -- 2700 privacy violations over a one-year time.

A week ago, just before he left on his vacation, he said america is not interested in spying on ordinary people.

That is part of a political pushback that he is facing now.

He did not disclose in that news conference.

What is the white house saying now?

It is a long day.

The nsa has been usual step of taking a news conference this afternoon where they underscored that the majority of these privacy breaches were not willful.

The white house issued a statement from the negative press secretary -- diggity press secretary.

-- from the deputy press secretary.

Can we go back to egypt.

We were told about that.

The killings that are going on in egypt, there has been talk on capitol hill from the senators mccain and graham that perhaps the night it states should consider suspending the $1.3 billion in annual military assistance the united states against egypt.

Is that debate being waged among administration officials?

Or is this a nonstarter at this point because of the strategic importance to united states?

I tell you, it is the $64,000 question.

The white house has cap these deliberations to themselves.

I try to give a question to the president asking him what about the money.

He heard the question and walked away.

They do not want to talk about it publicly.

All these months they have made sure it was no on the question of touching aid.

The aid is their leverage.

Want to take the money away, there is nothing to bargain for.

What is the point of having the leverage if you do not use it.

This is a conundrum for them.

A deliberate over it.

It is quite firmly know they are not prepared to take away the aid.

Does the white house administration have any indication who exactly is in charge in egypt right now?

They certainly say that they are discussing things on the ongoing daily basis with the leadership.

With the traditional government.

It is not clear how confident the white house is in their own assessment of what is happening on at minute -- a minute to minute basis.

The situation as it has unfolded has been unsettling for them.

The president is glad to have his advisers here on martha's vineyard with him.

Things are moving quickly and the white house little control over them.

Traveling with president

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