More fallout from the Swift program leak

Via Gulf News:

Last month the New York Times broke the story that CIA agents and US treasury officials have been secretly monitoring financial transactions routed through Swift, an acronym for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication. […]

The European Commission has already said that EU law does not cover the handing over of financial data by Swift. The European Parliament will debate the US action on Monday.

Belgium Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt has ordered an investigation into the activities of Swift, which is regulated by the Belgian central bank and is subject to Belgian law.

Bbbbbut everyone knew about it already, right, Mr. Keller?

Crooked Timber has more.

Related: The Washington Post’s Dana Priest takes a cheap shot at Bill Bennett’s criticism of the press via a non-sequitur ad-hominem. (Hat tip: Jonah Goldberg at NRO’s The Corner)

PM Update: Read Time magazine’s managing editor carrying the water for the NYT. (Hat tip: Allah)


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