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Congress 'doesn't know extent of NSA surveillance'
Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 08/25/2013 @ 4:57 pm In Politics,U.S. | No Comments
(FREEBEACON) — Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) told Fox News Sunday even he was not sure to what extent the National Security Agency kept tabs on Americans, adding he wanted the NSA to brief Congress “from top to bottom” to explain the programs in place and help ensure appropriate oversight.
CHRIS WALLACE: Let me ask you a direct question, sir. As the top Republican on Senate Foreign Relations, as you sit here today, do you feel you actually know what the government is and isn’t doing in surveilling Americans?
CORKER: No. I don’t think there are many people work harder than I do. I’m not on the intelligence committee. Obviously, they are privy to information that I am not. But absolutely not. That’s why I wrote a letter this week to the president, ask that the head of this organization come in and brief folks from top to bottom to explain every program that’s under way, understand so we can understand its intent and to understand how appropriate oversight is taking place.
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