by Julian Hattem
The Hill

In a new twist to the surveillance debate, conservative groups are asking the National Security Agency for help obtaining phone and email records about the Obama administration.

Republicans on Capitol Hill and right-leaning organizations have asked the National Security Agency to hand over email and phone records about the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency. They say they have little other recourse because agencies have stonewalled their requests for documents, at times by claiming messages were lost or stolen…

Last week, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Free Market Environmental Law Clinic and the Energy and Environment Legal Institute filed a lawsuit against the NSA for not handing over records about text messages and calls that EPA chief Gina McCarthy and former Administrator Lisa Jackson made through their private accounts and devices.

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