Attorney General Eric Holder will be asked to testify later this month about additional reforms to the nation’s surveillance programs, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said Sunday.
In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” Leahy said that Holder would appear before the panel on January 29 — one day after the president’s State of the Union address.“We are going to ask him a lot of questions, because a lot of it was between what he and the head of national intelligence have to work out,” Leahy said. “There’s going to be a lot of questions again from both Republicans and Democrats who are concerned we are going too far in to the privacy of Americans.”
In his speech on U.S. intelligence practices on Friday, President Obama said he would like to address fears about abuse of the massive trove of telephone metadata by ending government collection.
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