Senators Say NSA Phone Records Played Little Role In Stopping Terror Plots -- Washington Post
The National Security Agency’s massive collection of Americans’ phone records has “played little or no role” in the disruption of dozens of terrorist plots, contrary to Obama administration assertions, said two U.S. senators who have access to classified information.
In a statement Wednesday, Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.) disputed recent statements by senior administration officials that a top-secret NSA surveillance program to collect tens of millions of domestic calling records from U.S. phone companies has helped thwart more than 50 terrorist plots in the United States and abroad.
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My Comment: These senators have already had access to the information that is suppose to be released to the public proving that the NSA's surveillance programs work. If true .... it puts into question on why are we spending billions to fund such programs, and is it worth the cost of our civil liberties to continue with it.