Greta Van Susteren, of Fox News repeatedly pressured Clinton telling the former Secretary of State that the U.S. Constitution mandates the federal government have a warrant to spy on Americans.
“Madam Secretary, you’re a lawyer, President Obama is a lawyer, I’m a lawyer and NSA spying on Americans violates the Fourth Amendment. It couldn’t be plainer. If you want to spy on Americans you get a warrant,” Van Susteren said. “What do you think about that?”
“Well, I think that we’re finally taking stock of the laws that we passed after 9/11. I voted for some and I voted against some,” Clinton, who has not determined whether she’ll run for president in 2016, answered. “And people are saying, ‘Wait a minute. We did all of this in an emergency, in a hurry because we were, you know, understandably worried and scared, and now we need to take a step back and figure out how we make sure that the balance between liberty and security is absolutely right for America.”
That answer did not appear to quell Van Susteren.
“When you go out and seize Americans’ stuff, you have to have a warrant,” she told Clinton. “And the NSA was seizing Americans’ stuff — no warrant. And there are two options — either amend the Constitution or you get a warrant. That wasn’t done. So what should the American people think?”
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