said by Rastan:that's where ECHELON becomes handy. »
I also think he's lying but I find it interesting that he repeatedly used the words "in the United States".
"Were not authorized to do that, nor do we have the equipment in the United States to collect that kind of information."
If they didn't have the equipment or capability to intercept emails he could have just said, we don't have the equipment or capability. Period. But he chose to repeatedly state, "in the United States". It makes me wonder what kind of data centers they have in other countries.