05.13.15

Leahy: Attorney General, DNI, And FBI Director All Support The USA FREEDOM Act

. . . Releases New Letter From AG And DNI

“This is not a game.  After yesterday’s briefing from intelligence officials, I am more convinced than ever that the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015 is the right approach for ending the NSA phone records program and making reforms to our surveillance programs.  I would prefer more reforms as anyone can see from previous versions of the bill that I have introduced.  Other Senators would prefer more dragnet surveillance.  The USA FREEDOM Act of 2015 is a reasonable compromise that will pass today in the House.  It has the support of everyone from technology companies to the NRA.  Yesterday, I received a letter from the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence, and I spoke with the Director of the FBI – and they all support passage of the USA FREEDOM Act.  The Senate should take up and pass the USA FREEDOM Act without delay.”

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LINK to letter from the Attorney General and the DNI:  http://www.leahy.senate.gov/download/5-12-15-agdni-response

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