NSA

Clapper Warns Against Reining in NSA

It's not like they've been caught lying or anything, right?

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The director of the National Intelligence says an effort in the House to rein in the National Security Agency's electronic surveillance program would dismantle a critical tool in the fight against terrorism.

James Clapper issued the statement just hours ahead of a House vote on an amendment by Republican Rep. Justin Amash that would end the statutory authority under the USA Patriot Act for the NSA to collect hundreds of millions of phone records.

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