Is Anyone Home at the White House?

Apparently, the president of the United States was unaware that American intelligence agencies tap the phones of foreign leaders. Like Stephen Bainbridge, I don’t expect an American president to “know everything that goes on within Leviathan,” but this particular issue seemed important enough to stay on top of, no?

More here, where we learn that the president’s ignorance regarding this particular intelligence project lasted for “nearly five years.” I am smacked by gob.