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So all of this goes back to an exchange at a senate hearing that happened on March the twelfth.
When the Director of National Intelligence James clapper was asked specifically.
About -- -- Does the NSA collecting any type of data at all and millions or hundreds of millions of Americans are.
-- -- It does not.
There are cases where they could it inadvertently.
Collect but not not willingly but I'm not -- -- -- the White House now Peter to senator Wyden the Democrat from Morgan who's doing the questioning.
In that back and forth what does he say about that answer knowing what we know.
Let bill get fifth senator Wyden now says.
That as a courtesy he thanked director clapper office that question about and I -- data collection.
A date before.
The hearing now it's got a big problem with director clapper -- answer and here's why.
Is absolutely essential in this area it's not possible.
For the congress.
To do with the kind of vigorous oversight that -- president spoke about if you can't get straight you know through.
The senator Wyden also now says he gave director clapper a chance to amend his answer but he never did.
And this week and -- director clapper explained that he didn't think he could just give a simple yes or no on that data collection question so.
Quote -- responded and what I thought with the most truthful or least untruthful manner by saying no.
Director clapper also now says the federal government is trying to minimize.
Invasions of privacy bill.
What's remarkable that in the question was coming in advance was given a second chance as you say after that that hearing.
How is the administration reacting and -- -- -- Peter.
-- the latest update from the White House is that President Obama does think that director clapper is doing a good job.
But he certainly.
Believes that director clapper has been.
Street and directed the answers that he's given and has actively.
Engaged in an effort to.
Provide more information about the programs that have been revealed to the leak of classified information.
And now Republican senator Marco Rubio as saying that he understands why many Americans are upset about these surveillance program but he also says there's a lot.
If people don't know.
Some of the media accounts that I've read based on some of the -- do not in a complete.
An accurate portrayal of how programs work -- how some of these safeguards that exists for the program.
So senator rubio now says that some details of those surveillance programs may become declassified.
To calm people's nerves I don't know Peter thank you Peter -- leader -- -- the White House now back.
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