Nightly News   |  August 16, 2013

NSA violated its own rules, Washington Post reports

According to the Washington Post, NSA leaker Edward Snowden provided proof of the NSA’s record of breaking privacy rules. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> there are new revelations that the national security agency intercepted e-mails and tracked phone numbers of americans in violation of its own rules. just a week after the president promised new steps to protect the public, "the washington post " reports that nsa leaker edward snowden provided proof of the nsa's record of breaking privacy rules thousands of times. the agency says these were mistakes, not willful violations of the rules, and the white house tonight says the documents show the nsa is catching and reporting its own mistakes.