Tip of the Iceberg: Lawmakers 'astounded' by NSA briefing

 The federal surveillance programs revealed in media reports are just "the tip of the iceberg," a House Democrat said Wednesday.  Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) said lawmakers learned "significantly more" about the spy programs at the National Security Agency (NSA) during a briefing with counterterrorism officials.  The briefing was meant to convince lawmakers that the surveillance programs are legal and necessary in fighting terrorism. Sanchez said lawmakers were "astounded" by what they heard. Read more
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