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VIDEO: Jimmy Carter Believes NSA Is Reading His Emails

The former President tells NBC's "Meet the Press" he now communicates with foreign leaders by snail mail

Former President Jimmy Carter told NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday that he has his own system to avoiding being monitored by the National Security Agency, which is under scrutiny following leaks from its former contractor Edward Snowden: “When I want to communicate with a foreign leader privately, I would type or write the letter myself, put it in the post office and mail it.” He added that the spy agency had abused its authority.

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