House Committee Holds Hearing On US Government Efforts To Spy On Every Citizen

Top Obama administration officials faced a grilling Wednesday before a House committee on government surveillance of Americans’ telephone records and other electronic communications.

Appearing before the House Judiciary Committee were Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole; John C. Inglis, deputy director of the National Security Agency; Robert S. Litt, general counsel in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence; and Stephanie Douglas, executive assistant director of the FBI’s National Security Branch. Supporters and critics of the surveillance programs were scheduled to testify on a second panel.

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