Rep. Tom McClintock: "Congress Should Prosecute James Clapper"

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Protesters rally against mass surveillance during an event organized by the group Stop Watching Us in Washington, DC on October 26, 2013. (Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

Yesterday a federal judge ruled that the NSA’s mass surveillance programs is likely unconstitutional.

The decision comes in the middle of a heated debate within our government about former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents about the surveillance program earlier this year.

NSA officials are mulling a possible amnesty for Snowden. In exchange for the safe return of the rest of the documents he took from the NSA, Snowden could come back to the United States and avoid prosecution.

The White House yesterday said that it opposes amnesty for Snowden, while officials in the NSA are split.

One supporter of an amnesty deal is Congressman Tom McClintock, a Republican representing California's Fourth District, who joins The Takeaway to discuss a possible amnesty deal.

Guests:

Congressman Tom McClintock

Produced by:

Ellen Frankman and Alex Kapelman

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

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