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Lawmakers: Surveillance news to us

Jun 07, 2013 - Politico
Mergers and Acquisitions

Several lawmakers said they had not been briefed on the Obama administration's classified programs to monitor cellphone and Internet traffic.

That's in direct contradiction to President Barack Obama's assertion. The president said on Friday that "every member of Congress" has been briefed on the programs led by the National Security Administration.

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said in a telephone interview late Friday that he learned about the two programs after requesti...