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Comment: Misdirection at 8:20

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Misdirection at 8:20

People did abuse the power "lower down the food chain". As in, make sure you distance the executive branch of the government from the abuses that were orchestrated through the IRS. I've seen this a few times now. There is a concerted effort to imply that the problem lies with analysts being able to misuse the gathered information, not with the gathering of the information itself. I think they are going to pretend to fix the problem by constricting access to the database. With 4 million analysts, it's probably a problem they want to fix anyway. They probably want to channel access to fewer people and consolidate power a bit more.