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Originally posted by aCurious1
Wyden states that intelligence agencies are relying on a "...secret interpretation of what the law says (about domestic surveillance) without telling the public what the interpretations are..." noting that there's a "...gap between what the public believes the law is, and what the government thinks the law is..."
He asks Clapper: "Does the American public have access to key information to figure out how our government is interpreting the Patriot Act?" and adds that "The American public would be stunned if they knew how the Patriot Act is being interpreted and applied in practice."