The US Senate's Intelligence Committee is about to bring about some major changes to US Intelligence Operations as its Chairwoman regretted not having been properly informed of the NSA's surveillance programs worldwide.
Diane Feinstein declared that "Some surveillance activities were conducted without fully informing the US Senate's Intelligence Committee for the past 10 years."
She added that "Congress needs to know exactly what the US Intelligence community is doing" and that "President Obama was not aware" of the widespread surveillance and eavesdropping activities which targeted leaders of US allies as Germany's chancellor Angela Merkel. Diane Feinstein added that such operations were "A major problem".
When it is permissible to "Eavesdrop"
Diane Feinstein argues that "Unless the US is at war against a specific country" or that there exists an urgent need for this kind of surveillance, there is no need to engage in such aggressive surveillance of Presidents and Prime Ministers.
The White House declared this past monday that US Intelligence Agencies might need more oversight for world wide intelligence gathering and specifically when it comes to friendly countries and US allies.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney added that General Keith Alexander (The NSA's Director) had President Obama's full support and trust. He also added that a full review of Intelligence gathering methods was underway and is expected to be completed by the year's end.