President Obama Is Still Silent On The NSA Surveillance Program

President Barack Obama talks with, from left, Samantha Power, former Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, and Ambassador Susan Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, in the Oval Office, June 5, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Obama Silent On Surveillance Controversy -- White House Dossier

President Obama said nothing Thursday as the nation was gripped by news that the National Security Agency has been tracking the telephone calls and Internet behavior of millions of Americans.

Obama, who is traveling, had ample opportunity to say something before departing the White House around midday. He made three different speeches – at an education event in North Carolina and two fundraisers in California – but never once alluded to the controversy.

Instead, he left it to a deputy press secretary to issue a carefully worded statement.

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My Comment: My prediction .... he will say something either today or this weekend .... it will be brief and no questions will be permitted.

Update 12:35 EST: President Obama has just said the following ....

.... "Nobody is listening to your telephone calls," Obama told reporters after delivering a health care speech in San Jose, Calif., denouncing the "hype" surrounding recent news reports.

He made no mention of the NSA Prism program.

Update 12:38 EST: Obama: ‘Nobody is listening to your telephone calls’ -- Washington Post

My Comment: After Benghazi. Targeting AP/FOX News reporters. IRS leaks and targeting political opponents. Taking this and everything else that has happened in the past few years into context ..... President Obama assurances on the NSA program are not enough .... far from it.

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