The president cited recent revelations that the spy agency was forced to delete scores of call records it stores for foreign spying efforts because of “technical irregularities.”
Trump, who lashed out at the NSA on Twitter, also seemed to suggest that the intelligence collection errors contributed to the “witch hunt” against him — a term he regularly uses to refer to the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
“Wow! The NSA has deleted 685 million phone calls and text messages. Privacy violations? They blame technical irregularities. Such a disgrace. The Witch Hunt continues!” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.