Lawmakers Dismiss Verizon Phone Record Dragnet: 'Nothing New'

Senators Dianne Feinstein and Saxby Chambliss lead the Senate Intelligence Committee.
2:03 | 06/06/13

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I do not know to what extent midday it was used or if it was used. But I do know this. -- that. Terrorists will come after us if they can't. And the only thing that we have to deter this is good intelligence. To understand that a plot is being hatched. And to get there before they get to us. As you read those letters. You'll see that they was percent at specific dates. There were prior to each renewal of the particular business records. Section. Asking. That members com and review in the classifieds section. The data. And that completes my statements I'll ask -- the vice chairman. Has come. Things have -- let me just so what she's this is. Particularly these. But this has been going -- for seven years of our facilities. -- authority and -- number of the United States. This. And to my knowledge we. -- need citizen who registered a complaint relative to. The gathering of this information and it is simply what we call. That is. Never. Utilized. Unity government -- -- Unless. They have they go back to -- court and show. That -- really don't call us as to why something within. Should look so. That's. I think. Been very clear all along the years of this program. It is prudent meritorious. Because we have gathered significant information -- Baghdad us but only on Baghdad as a would be.

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