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The National Security Agency program allowing a blanket monitoring of phone records is "fairly creepy" former vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan says.
"To do a blanket dragnet nationwide — that seems to go way beyond the scope of the law that I'm familiar with called the Patriot Act," the Wisconsin Republican congressman told Racine-based WRJN-AM radio.
Ryan said he understands that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court needs powers to go after suspected terrorists and the people that they are communicating with, but revelations that all records are swept up seems to go too far.