This is a "plausible deniability" escape. Obama is a politician and is circling the drain on ethics. He is going to believe these things because he got Bin Laden and now someone needs to pay for the witch hunt."...a practice it says was an unintended consequence when it gathered bundles of Internet traffic..."
Someday, this will be known like the McCarthy era. For now though, this country is filled with witch hunters whose agendas and targets are yet to be discovered. Some of the victims probably have their own crimes to pay for but nobody is going to follow the money beyond the NSA. They're the designated fall guys who will act out the role of the NAZIs while the financiers safely stash all their stolen loot away in Switzerland.
Have a nice trip and I hope you don't find yourselves becoming slaves to your own lies. Just keep saying that you did it all in the name of the victims of 9/11. A dog serves its master and that is the only ethical consideration a dog needs.
But you WILL obey your master!