James Clapper 'very concerned' by proposed limits on NSA phone surveillance
July 23rd, 2013
08:50 PM ET
9 months ago

James Clapper 'very concerned' by proposed limits on NSA phone surveillance

(CNN) - A day before the House is expected to vote on restrictions to the National Security Agency's controversial phone surveillance program, the director of national intelligence told CNN Tuesday he would be "very concerned" if the measure were to pass.

James Clapper commented briefly as he left a classified hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which also is exploring changes to the program in the wake of leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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  1. Neutral Observer

    James Clapper should be "very concerned" about all the transgressions and incompetence displayed by government before first jumping on a populace reluctant in giving up civil liberties. How about how the legislature (congress) no longer legislating, just sitting back and letting the judicial and executive branches "make" all the laws.

    July 23, 2013 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  2. S. B. Stein

    It limits what he thinks he can do and what he can gather.

    July 23, 2013 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  3. Marcus Wel

    I am tired of the American people being the enemy of Government.

    July 24, 2013 02:01 am at 2:01 am |
  4. Dixie

    Well now the American people do not want to have our every move monitored without cause either. If there is cause get a warrent. That is our Constitution and it gives us this right. Who we talk to and for how long is no ones business. We need to get rid of this program. Iyt is a black eye on our country!

    July 24, 2013 04:28 am at 4:28 am |
  5. Marie MD

    New measures are passed we get attacked again whether here at home or on foreign soil.
    Once it happens in this age of facebook and twitter those folks can tell us exactly who was saying what and when.

    July 24, 2013 06:20 am at 6:20 am |