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There's some new questions stemming from the NSA spying scandal about who has access.
To top government secrets lawmakers are hoping to learn more today.
About federal security clearance and the system that allowed -- -- -- to exit to access the classified information.
About electronic surveillance programs that he was able to get his hands on a lot of questions about how that could happen.
The director of the FBI is gonna weigh in on that during today's hearing hearing he is talking about yesterday.
Person who has admitted to making these disclosures.
He is a subject of an ongoing criminal investigation.
These disclosures have caused significant harm to our nation and to our safety.
We are taken all necessary steps to hold accountable that person responsible for these disclosures.
-- intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge joins me now live in Washington so -- what do we know about fraud in this system.
-- the -- -- good morning according to testimony obtained by Fox News members of the senate committee with oversight for security clearances will be told.
There's not enough money to carry -- thorough background checks and -- is very common the testimony reads in part quote.
There -- situations where the federal investigative services background investigators.
Other federal employees or contractors.
Report interviews that never occurred record interest to questions that were never asked.
And document record checks that we're never conducted.
There are a thousand government workers who hold the same job as an NC -- and Snowden.
-- systems administrator who -- sweeping access to highly classified sites.
-- while we don't know whether they were a background check problems.
In snow -- case.
Based on this testimony just as one example of -- A background investigator fabricated.
Credit checks and it turned out her own background investigation.
For that job was falsified -- wow that is incredible so what are we learning Katherine about these plots that were disrupted by the and I sat.
Well Martha this growing scrutiny of the NSA director's claims -- fifty terrorist related incidents.
Where apparently disrupted with the help of intelligence from these controversial data collection programs.
Now under the micro screw this alleged plot to target the New York Stock Exchange and statements by the F deputy FBI -- to congress on Tuesday.
We went up on electronic surveillance in identified his co conspirator is.
And this was the plot that was in the very initial stages of plotting to bomb the New York Stock Exchange.
That would you say that this they're.
Intention to blow up the New York Stock Exchange was a serious plot.
Or is this something that they kind of dreamed about you know talking among their -- I think the jury considered -- serious since they were all convicted.
Well here's the problem I deputy director Joyce -- -- misspoke there the suspects never went to trial there were a series of plea agreements to -- lesser charges.
And defense attorney on this New York Stock Exchange case.
Says the plot was -- -- -- all that the information allegedly passed on to an al-Qaeda operative overseas could actually be found as simply on.
Search engine like Google -- Questions have raised in a big way by all of this captain thank you very much to us.
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