facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Jimmy Carter thinks NSA has read his email

This is not the first time that Carter has criticized administrations or U.S. policy.
By Aileen Graef   |   March 24, 2014 at 11:52 AM   |   Comments

http://cdnph.upi.com/sv/em/upi/UPI-6371395674321/2014/1/8fd64abe6c313c06c4a66381bafa3c90/Jimmy-Carter-thinks-NSA-has-read-his-email.jpg
March 24 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Meet the Press that he believes NSA surveillance has crossed a line, and he thinks even his own email has been monitored.

"That has been extremely liberalized and abused by I think our own intelligence agencies," said Carter on NSA monitoring of communications. "As a matter of fact, you know I have felt that my own communications were probably monitored."

Carter also said that when he wanted to communicate with a foreign leader, he never emailed or called, but wrote a letter, sealed, and mailed it through the postal service.

This is not the first time that Carter has criticized administrations or U.S. policy. He has previously criticized the U.S. use of drones for targeted assassinations, growing inequality, and financial corruption in elections. Carter has the earliest presidency among the five surviving U.S. presidents.


[HuffPost Live]

Follow @AileenGraef and @UPI on Twitter.
Contact the Author
Topics: Jimmy Carter
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Pope Francis condemns 'hostile inflexibility' within the church Pope Francis condemns 'hostile inflexibility' within the church
2
Eric Frein manhunt refocuses after possible sighting Eric Frein manhunt refocuses after possible sighting
3
Sweden continues search for suspected Russian submarine Sweden continues search for suspected Russian submarine
4
Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier
5
Prince Charles announces second royal baby due in April Prince Charles announces second royal baby due in April
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback