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NSA surveillance: anger mounts in Congress at ‘spying on Americans’

Posted By yihan On June 12, 2013 @ 5:22 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Dan Roberts and Spencer Ackerman and Alan Travis
Guardian.co.uk [1]
June 12, 2013

Anger was mounting in Congress on Tuesday night as politicians, briefed for the first time after revelations about the government’s surveillance dragnet, vowed to rein in a system that one said amounted to “spying on Americans”.

Intelligence chiefs and FBI officials had hoped that the closed-door briefing with a full meeting of the House of Representatives would help reassure members about the widespread collection of US phone records revealed by the Guardian.

But senior figures from both parties emerged from the meeting alarmed at the extent of a surveillance program that many claimed never to have heard of until whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked a series of top-secret documents.

The congressional fury came at the end of a day of fast-moving developments.

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[1] Guardian.co.uk: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/12/anger-mounts-congress-telephone-surveillance-programmes

[2] Multiple New Polls Show Americans Reject Wholesale NSA Domestic Spying: http://www.prisonplanet.com/multiple-new-polls-show-americans-reject-wholesale-nsa-domestic-spying.html

[3] Congress Finally Decides NSA Surveillance Violates the Law: http://www.prisonplanet.com/congress-finally-decides-nsa-surveillance-violates-the-law.html

[4] NYT: Obama has ‘lost all credibility’ on government surveillance, secret spying on Americans: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nyt-obama-has-lost-all-credibility-on-government-surveillance-secret-spying-on-americans.html

[5] Congress Insisted They Be Kept in the Dark on NSA Spying: http://www.prisonplanet.com/congress-insisted-they-be-kept-in-the-dark-on-nsa-spying.html

[6] NSA holds emergency hearing to fight off anti-surveillance amendment in Congress: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nsa-holds-emergency-hearing-to-fight-off-anti-surveillance-amendment-in-congress.html

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