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Wed Jul 31, 2013, 09:39 AM

Greenwald: NSA hearing canceled

Greenwald: NSA hearing canceled
By DYLAN BYERS | 7/30/13 4:26 PM EDT


This week's informal congressional hearing on the National Security Agency's surveillance program has been canceled, according to The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, who was expected to testify via satellite.

Democratic congressman Alan Grayson and a bipartisan group of congressman were expected to hear from Greenwald and other critics of the NSA's surveillance practices on Wednesday, according to a Guardian report from last week. The meeting was not meant to be a formal committee hearing, but would take place on the Hill before a dozen members of Congress from both parties.

But Greenwald now tells POLITICO that the hearing has been canceled due to Obama's decision to meet with House Democrats.

"Obama developed a sudden and newfound interest in House Democrats and scheduled a meeting with them for that same time," he wrote in an email, adding that the committee was trying to re-schedule the meeting to take place before congress goes on recess.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/07/greenwald-nsa-surveillance-hearing-cancelled-169526.html#.UfkOwl_ZhG8.twitter


perhaps in light of this:

Revealed: NSA program collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'
XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data
NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches
Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history
NSA's XKeyscore program read one of the presentations


MORE:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/31/nsa-top-secret-program-online-data
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023378381

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Wed Jul 31, 2013, 09:51 AM

1. Lol.

 

So predictable.

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Wed Jul 31, 2013, 12:27 PM

2. Obama developed a sudden and newfound interest in House Democrats

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Thu Aug 1, 2013, 09:26 AM

3. K&R

 

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Thu Aug 1, 2013, 10:42 AM

4. K&R

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Thu Aug 1, 2013, 11:19 AM

5. Democracy or Not.

When We the People aren't in the Loop it's Not.

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