FISA

Democrats Hint DOJ Misled Court on Surveillance

Udall and Wyden are raising new concerns about the government's surveillance techniques. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Two Democratic members of the Senate Intelligence Committee are blasting the Obama administration for potentially misleading the Supreme Court about the scope of surveillance activities back in 2012.  

The New York Times  reported Tuesday evening that Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Mark Udall of Colorado are expressing fresh concerns that the Justice Department Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act may have misrepresented the breadth of collections.  

Rockefeller Doesn't Trust Phone Companies With NSA's Metadata (Updated) (Video)

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The senator who might know the most about telecommunications companies doesn't want them serving as stewards of Americans' phone records.  

Commerce Chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., made that clear in a lengthy statement delivered during the first round of questioning at Tuesday's Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats featuring testimony from Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. and other top security officials.