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NSA Surveillance / Snowden Leaks / Amash, Snowden Interviews #1048954

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) New revelations about domestic intelligence gathering by the NSA based on information from leaker Edward Snowden introduced; details given about the "XKeyscore" program about Internet searches. [In interview, Representative Justin AMASH†- says people should be concerned about the "XKeyscore" program: where is the content/date coming from; suggests members of Congress are bordering on giving false testimony and the system is unfair for those like Snowden.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Snowden's father Lon Snowden and lawyer Bruce Fein about NSA surveillance and Snowden's fate. [SNOWDEN - says the leadership {named} of the intelligence committees is suspect and deficient in oversight; states you have to focus on the language used in explaining the needs for surveillance and how business benefits from these programs; comments on the FBI asking him to go to Russia to see his son, who is still better off staying in Russia.] [FEIN - says Snowden's revelations are critical to the function of democracy.] [SNOWDEN, FEIN - comment on the significance of the conviction of Army Pvt. Bradley Manning for leaking for Snowden's own case.]

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