Fox News: 'Counter-punch': Federal judge rules NSA data collection legal I've got mixed reactions to this. President Bush used the data sparingly, acting only on additionally confirmed information, and he ordered NSA to store the records swept up off-site, so they had to get a court order to go back to the data at a later time. Great Pretender rescinded that order, and NSA keeps all the information on-site, where it is free to look at it at any time, even if it isn't looking for something specific. I agree with Judge Pauley that the collection of foreign intelligence by this method is essential. But when the NSA can keep the data on-site, peruse it at any time, and make connections to anyone about anything, they've crossed the line. We need to go back to the way GWB was doing things. In fact, we need to impeach the Ignoble Traitor in the White House.