The U.S. government claims that a public hearing on wiretapping is not possible, as this will damage the country's security, because the materials of the case still remain classified.
According to the Government, despite the fact that the whistleblower Edward Snowden opened the world have sufficient secrets when discussing details may emerge new details. For example, many are now wondering whether engaged in collecting intelligence data itself or telecommunications companies such as AT & T and Verizon, helped her in this.
In considering the claims in court for the first time the government has acknowledged that the NSA wiretapping of telephone conversations engaged and media monitoring. Then the White House for a long time argued that if this case will be considered in court, disclosed during testimony secrets may harm national security. "Disclosure of classified information is still on the amount and details of intelligence activities NSA charges plaintiff with high probability can cause serious damage to U.S. national security," - said the director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
Thus, the threat to national security is the main argument against the government in order to hearing the case at all conducted. U.S. Department of Justice intends to cancel the trial, during which the judge must decide whether there was a violation of the Constitution. James Clapper insists that the program of surveillance is justified and without it the country will remain unprotected. But the details and specific facts he can not lead because of information imposed on secrecy.
Meanwhile profile group of independent experts, established by order of Barack Obama, issued a report which recommended the White House to restrict the activities of the NSA to collect and store data about telephone conversations of Americans. Revision Working Group activities NSA was created in August of this year after revelations thanks Edward Snowden public became aware of the secret program PRISM. With the help of U.S. intelligence services tapped telephone conversations of foreign nationals worldwide.