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Wyden: ‘Why Hasn’t the Bulk Collection of Americans’ Phone Records Been Ended?’

By Niels Lesniewski and Humberto Sanchez and JM Rieger

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Sen. Ron Wyden is raising additional concerns about “backdoor” queries of communications by American citizens by federal intelligence and law enforcement authorities. During an open hearing on June 5, the Oregon Democrat pressed the Obama administration about the collection of records. “Why hasn’t the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records been ended?” Wyden said. “The fact that this dragnet surveillance is taking place right now is unacceptable to me.”

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