Jimmy Carter Thinks Feds Are Spying On Him!

Published on: March 24, 2014
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Jimmy Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter thinks the federal government is spying on his communications! "

You know, I have felt that my own communications are probably monitored," Carter told NBC's Andrea Mitchell on this Sunday’s “Meet The Press”.

"And when I want to communicate with a foreign leader privately, I type or write a letter myself, put it in the post office and mail it.” Carter added. "I believe if I send an email, it will be monitored.”

While Carter’s fondness for snail-mail might be a function of his 89 years, his claims echo those of Senate Intelligence Committee chair Diane Feinstein, who recently voiced “grave concerns” over the CIA’s access to Senate computers.

Carter stated his own concern that the National Security Agency and others have abused their intelligence gathering function in the name of homeland security.

"That has been extremely liberalized and, I think, abused by our own intelligence agencies," Carter said.

But the 39th President stopped short of blaming President Obama: "I don't have any criticism of him," Carter said.