Recently Barack Obama claimed that Congress knew about the lengths to which the National Security Agency was going in spying on American citizens. He also said they have oversight of the NSA spy programs, saying that they are “subject to congressional oversight and congressional reauthorization and congressional debate.” Several Congressmen were denied any access to the information while some on particular committees were. Obama then called on members of Congress that thought differently to “speak up.” They did. Several congressmen voiced their concern that they have not been given information on the programs, but have been explicitly denied access. Justin Amash told Fox News Sunday last week, “Without his (Edward Snowden) doing what he did, Members of Congress of wouldn’t have really known about it (the NSA spy programs).” On Sunday, Amash presented evidence to that effect, confirming that all members of Congress were not made aware of what was going on.

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