Wednesday the House Judiciary Committee met to review the National Security Agency’s surveillance program. The Washington Post reports that members were skeptical about the collection of records on American citizens.
This passage says it all:
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the chairman of the committee, said he was surprised that the programs had been kept secret for so long.
“Do you think a program of this magnitude gathering information involving a large number of people involved with telephone companies could be indefinitely kept secret from the American people?” Goodlatte asked.
“Well,” ODNI general counsel Robert S. Litt said with a slight smile, “we tried.”