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-- and SA leaker Edwards -- choice of Communist controlled Hong Kong.
As a hideout destination.
Has some lawmakers wondering if he might be a spy for the Chinese one of those lawmakers.
-- talked about Snowden as possible connections to China today is House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Rogers who I will talk to in just a moment.
But first here's chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge the latest on this case.
Asked whether NSA -- -- Snowden was a spy or had defected to China the House Intelligence Committee leadership left the door opens.
We're going to make sure that there's a thorough scrub -- what he is.
What his China connections -- our pitching than usual Q being China and asking for protection of Chinese Government doing press conference -- the Chinese media.
The White House is banking up NSA Director General Keith Alexander.
Who claims controversial data collection programs are providing primary investigative lead.
Authorized by congress.
Overseen by congress and federal judges.
Overseen with internal checks and balances within the executive branch.
Were found to be.
Directly affected in thwarting terrorist attacks but there are persisting questions over whether NSA programs refers to uncover critical intelligence.
And that New York City Subway -- not -- -- -- -- And convicted terrorist David Headley.
Our -- the NSA programs confirmed -- already generated by foreign intelligence services.
After Alexander testified Wednesday that quote dozens of terrorist events were disrupted.
Democratic senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall early critics of the NSA programs.
Responded quote we have not yet seen any evidence showing that the NSA's -- collection of americans' phone records has produced any uniquely valuable intelligence.
All of the -- that he mentioned appeared to have been identified using other collection methods.
It is after classified briefing today Alexander made a statement but took no questions what we -- you the American people.
Is now how good is that.
With some statistics.
In sworn testimony FBI director Robert Mueller tried to make the case.
Sit NSA's controversial data collection would likely have prevented nine elevenths by connecting with phone records -- hijacker Khalid omens are in San Diego.
With -- -- safe house in Yemen.
If we had.
The telephone number from Yemen we would have matched up to that telephone number and San Diego Democrats are divided on the program's efficiency and I am not persuaded.
Congressman Jim sensenbrenner who -- the patriot acts records provision known as to fifteen.
Was -- set aside the FBI's requests are nearly drawn or meet the legal standard of relevant -- Yes the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee senator Dianne Feinstein says a list of plus disrupted by NSA programs.
They need to classified as early as Monday asked whether court order is needed for investigator to sift through the phone records of American citizens.
Feinstein said no adding court approval is mandatory to read the contents stress -- and thank you.
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