Wyden Targets Intel. Agencies Over 'Flawed' Surveillance

Law360, Washington (September 26, 2013, 6:44 PM ET) -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., heavily criticized what he called the intelligence community’s “flawed” data collection programs on Thursday, just a day after introducing legislation he said was designed to rein in these surveillance efforts and restore public trust following recent concerns over the programs.

At a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing designed to explore potential changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Wyden lambasted National Intelligence Director James Clapper, NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander and Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole. The senator said any loss of...
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