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Intelligence committee withheld key file before critical NSA vote,

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posted on Aug, 14 2013 @ 04:08 AM
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Amash claims that congress members did not see a crucial document before the 2011 Patriot Act vote. (A document that Obama has stated was available and informed congress to NSA domestic spying.) Amash also states that it was purposely withheld to hide the extent of the surveillance program.

If this in fact true, then the people that withheld this document need to be brought to justice. Is this our chance to nab that evil Feinstein lady and a few others? And if Obama is lying about its availability, was he involved also?


The Obama administration and intelligence agencies have pointed to the availability of the document as an example of keeping Congress fully informed about controversial NSA surveillance.



"We believe that making this document available to all members of Congress, as we did with a similar document in December 2009, is an effective way to inform the legislative debate about the reauthorization of Section 215," assistant attorney general Ronald Weich wrote to the Republican and Democratic leaders of the House intelligence committee on February 2 2011. The hundreds of members of Congress who did not serve on the intelligence committee were to be told they could read the document in a secured facility.



But Amash claimed on his Facebook page that never happened

"I can now confirm that the House permanent select committee on intelligence did not, in fact, make the 2011 document available to representatives in Congress," Amash wrote late Sunday, "meaning that the large class of representatives elected in 2010 did not receive either of the now declassified documents detailing these programs."Amash claims.



"It is not acceptable for the intelligence committee, or any other committee, to withhold critically important information pertaining to a program prior to the vote," Amash told the Guardian.


Intelligence committee withheld key file before critical NSA vote, Amash claims



posted on Aug, 14 2013 @ 05:29 AM
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Vote Conservative or Libertarian. You'll never see a change to the status quo if you elect Progressive Democrats or Republicans. They both want the same thing, a massive centralized federal government. Their only difference is they think they can better manage it than the other side.



 
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