June 11th, 2013
09:02 PM ET
10 years ago

House has tough questions about secret surveillance programs

Washington (CNN) - House members from both political parties Tuesday raised concerns and tough questions for administration officials who briefed the entire chamber on the government's recently revealed top secret surveillance programs.

While Peter King, a Republican member of the House Homeland Security Committee, complimented the briefing team, some of his colleagues said some questions remain unanswered.


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  1. Data Driven

    “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and EFFECTS, against unreasonable searches and seizures, SHALL NOT be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

    I would call phone-call monitoring "searches", unreasonable ones, too, given that I'm not a suspect in criminal activity.

    So! Is Congress about to dismantle all this unConstitutional nonsense? Probably not, right? THEN GET TO WORK ON SOMETHING ELSE.

    For the love of God, DO SOMETHING. I'm paying your salary. Sick to death of hearings and chit-chat, man. Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

    June 11, 2013 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  2. Evergreen

    I guess we are now living in a post Post-9/11 world and these are no longer dangerous times. If the program is no longer needed Congress should introduce a bill to end it.

    June 11, 2013 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  3. Anthony in California

    But they all VOTED for it....

    June 12, 2013 03:42 am at 3:42 am |
  4. heteros

    Obama is a peeping tom lying pervert incompetent

    June 12, 2013 06:21 am at 6:21 am |
  5. Marie MD

    Who cares about what the lying altar boy says? He IS part of what is wrong with this country.
    That being said, Booz Allen should be investigated as to why somebody with the work history of this guy ends up with top secret clearance.
    It take months and a lot of money and this guy's past, while not a criminal until now, was shady at best as far as his jobs.. Maybe we should get rid of contractors as far as government secrets and just have the government work on high level national security.

    June 12, 2013 06:29 am at 6:29 am |