Democratic Senators Wyden, Udall Defy Obama: "NSA Spy Scheme Played No Role In Stopping Terrorists"Submitted by emalvini on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 09:25
Democratic Senators Wyden, Udall Defy Obama: "NSA Spy Scheme Played No Role In Stopping Terrorists"
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:48PM GMT
Two US senators have refuted President Barack Obama’s claim that the government’s controversial surveillance program has thwarted terrorist plots.
Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall said in a statement on Wednesday that the top US officials were wrong in their assertion that the secret National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program has disrupted more than 50 terrorist plans to attack the United States.
“Saying ‘these programs’ have disrupted ‘dozens of terrorist plots’ is misleading if the bulk phone-records collection is actually providing little or no unique value,” said the two senators, who are both members of the Senate Intelligence Committee.