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White House press secretary Jay Carney refused to discuss a new report that claims the National Security Agency can record the entirety of a country’s phone calls and replay them later.

The NSA has the capability to record “100 percent” of calls in a foreign nation, according to the Washington Post, which cited documents provided by former government contractor Edward Snowden.

The U.S. government stores the information for 30 days and the technology is being employed to monitor communications in at least one foreign nation. The Post, at the request of U.S. officials, decided not to identify the country where the surveillance is being used.

According to the report, intelligence officials are able to rewind and replay phone conversations from within the last month. A manager for the program likened it to a time machine, the Post said.

Carney, in his daily briefing with reporters, said that the administration does not comment on media reports on a case-by-case basis.

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