The Future of The NSA’s Spy Program Called Into Question
The future of the National Security Agency’s controversial spy program is now in question.
A federal appeals court says the practice of the Patriot Act is illegal.
Just hours after the ruling yesterday, the Senate majority leader defended it.
He says the program is vital to our national security.
The public didn’t know about it until Edward Snowden leaked classified documents two years ago.
The documents revealed the NSA has secretly collected millions of records under section 215, which the court said was not authorized.
The Obama Administration says the program is legal.
Lawmakers are working on legislation to essentially get rid of the NSA programs, but still allow them to collect records for terror investigations.