Sens. Question NSA Surveillance Prevention Claims

Law360, New York (July 31, 2013, 1:41 PM EDT) -- Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., blasted claims that surveillance programs under the Patriot Act have been crucial to thwarting dozens of terrorist attacks, saying during a Senate hearing Wednesday on potential reforms to the nation’s spying program that such claims are not supported by agency reports.

Before a panel that included witnesses from the National Security Agency, the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee expressed concern that the nation’s intelligence officials have failed to strike the appropriate balance...
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