Rep. Alan Grayson: Congress Doesn't Trust the NSA

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Members of the European Parliament finish their three-day long visit to Washington today-- a response to the revelations that the NSA has allegedly been spying on European citizens and leaders.

The Obama administration’s response to the international outrage has been to review state surveillance practices.

“In the course of the review, some decisions have been made about our intelligence-gathering activities even as we proceed with it," White House press secretary Jay Carney said at a briefing Tuesday. "And some of those decisions have been made and are being implemented.”

President Obama was not aware of many of the surveillance programs, like the one that monitored German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to the The Washington Post.

Rep. Alan Grayson, a Democrat from Florida’s 9th district, argues that he and his colleagues are kept in the dark by the intelligence community, and that, as a result, America's democracy is at risk.

Guests:

Rep. Alan Grayson

Produced by:

Tyler Adams and Mythili Rao

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

Comments [1]

Jerrold Richards from Lyle, Washington

New Zealand looks pretty good. Except that they play rugby down there. They all sit around in bars, arguing about rugby. So on one hand it's a developing "Total Information Awareness" police state, totalitarian like nothing ever seen before in all history. And on the other hand it's rugby. Decisions, decisions ... great small boat sailing down there. That might tip it. Decisions, decisions ...

Oct. 30 2013 12:19 PM

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