Obama To Meet Privacy Oversight Board To Try To Reassure Public On Spying



” President Barack Obama will meet on Friday with members of a privacy oversight watchdog board to try to reassure Americans rattled by revelations of the U.S. government’s vast monitoring of phone and Internet data.

Obama is scrambling to show he has credibility on the issue after coming under fire for the scope of surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency, which was revealed in a series of disclosures by former government contractor Edward Snowden.

The president will hold talks with members of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, a five-person independent agency that has been largely dormant since 2008 and held its first full-fledged meeting on Wednesday after the Senate confirmed David Medine as its chairman last month.”


    This strikes us too little too late coming from a president who has exhausted all credibility as regards his alleged respect for our precious constitutional rights . More smoke and mirrors from an administration with a demonstrably horrid record on transparency and open government .