David Lightman, Kate Irby and Ben Kamisar report:
Congress is growing increasingly wary of controversial National Security Agency domestic surveillance programs, a concern likely to erupt during legislative debate – and perhaps prod legislative action – as early as next week.
Skepticism has been slowly building since last month’s disclosures that the super-secret NSA conducted programs that collected Americans’ telephone data. Dozens of lawmakers are introducing measures to make those programs less secret, and there’s talk of denying funding and refusing to continue authority for the snooping.
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It takes chutzpah to tell Congress that they authorized a program when those involved in its authorization are basically saying, “No, we didn’t authorize you to do THAT.”