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Ed -- now he could be out of the Moscow airport transit zone and a few days.
That's according to a lawyer who says he's been working with the National Security Agency leaker.
The attorney says that he expects Russia to approve -- -- -- application for temporary asylum within a week.
The Russian president Vladimir Putin says he warned it snowed in again do not do any thing that might hurt relations between the United States and Russia.
The former NSA contractor has admitted that he did indeed leak classified documents and expose secret phone and Internet surveillance programs.
Now members of congress are threatening to limit the government's power to spy on Americans.
Steve Centanni is live in DC tonight some lawmakers say the feds have really gone too far.
Yeah there was overwhelming opposition to the spying among members of the House Judiciary Committee today some saying they didn't realize how sweeping the program actually was until Edwards -- made it public.
While others suggested the government has gone way overboard the committee chairman questioned all that secrecy surrounding the program.
Do you think a program of this magnitude gathering information involving.
A large number of people involved with telephone companies and so on could be in definitely -- Secret from the American people.
Well we tried to understand.
And good that threaten to reverse the congressional authorization makes this -- possible the congressional anger crosses party lines listen.
I feel very uncomfortable.
Meta data on hundreds of -- millions of Americans this is.
And it's outrageous.
And and must be stopped immediately.
Conyers says the program has very well could very well be a violation of the Fourth Amendment chipped it certainly could how in the world -- government officials defend themselves on this.
Well they didn't defend themselves very well although they -- they insisted the spying helps keep America safe but one now a government official acknowledged the whole program may need to be reevaluated.
The intelligence community we try very hard.
To keep in mind both of protection in the national security and -- privacy and constitutional rights Americans.
We think we've struck that balance in the right place but it's the people in the congress determined that we struck that balance in the wrong place that's a discussion that we need to -- And there was discussion today of having the phone companies keep customers' records longer instead of giving them to the government ship Steve Centanni in DC.
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