said by FFH5:
P.S.>> Just like J. Edgar Hoover had the dirt on all the congresscritters, so now does the NSA. The mostly corrupt semi-criminals in Congress know not to bite the hand that knows all their dark, dirty secrets. Congress will do nothing to rein in the NSA. They are all too vulnerable to risk being exposed.
That is the most simple and accurate answer that describes it's history I have heard in awhile.
Also this a isn't news maybe ten or twelve years ago it would be but not in 2012.