NSA Spying Likely Swept Up US Reps' Calls, DOJ Says

Law360, New York (February 4, 2014, 8:24 PM EST) -- A top U.S. Department of Justice official told a House committee Tuesday that the National Security Agency “probably” collected records on phone calls made by members of Congress as part of a bulk data collection program that the lawmakers warned they are poised to strike down.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., prompted the disclosure during a House Judiciary Committee hearing by asking Deputy Attorney General James Cole whether the controversial program under Section 215 of the Patriot Act that allows the NSA to sweep up noncontent data...
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