Congress fully briefed on Verizon records -U.S. attorney general

WASHINGTON, June 6 Thu Jun 6, 2013 12:12pm EDT

WASHINGTON, June 6 (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday that members of Congress were fully briefed on the intelligence-gathering program that included the daily collection of telephone records from Verizon Communications.

The chief U.S. law enforcer said, though, that it would not be appropriate for him to say anything more in a public forum about the program, revealed on Wednesday.

Holder spoke to senators during a previously scheduled hearing on the Justice Department's budget.

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Can’t discuss victimizing the public with the public?

Oh yeah, this is the most transparent Administration evah!

Well, since he’s not taking questions from the public directly, perhaps if we pass along questions during all the Verizon cell calls to our boyfriends he’s now so busy surveilling, maybe we can get a response from him as to why his boss has exponentially escalated governmental incursions against civil liberties in this country and why he is using the Patriot Act to target citizens now rather than foreign terrorists?

Who knew the “CHANGE!” they were promising in 2008 was of the chump variety?

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