James Clapper 'very concerned' by proposed limits on NSA phone surveillance
July 23rd, 2013
08:59 PM ET

James Clapper 'very concerned' by proposed limits on NSA phone surveillance

By Paul Courson and Ted Barrett

A day before the House is expected to vote on restrictions to the National Security Agency's controversial phone surveillance program, the director of national intelligence told CNN Tuesday he would be "very concerned" if the measure were to pass.

James Clapper commented briefly as he left a classified hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which also is exploring changes to the program in the wake of leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Clapper and NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander spent hours on Capitol Hill Tuesday answering questions from lawmakers about the data collection effort.

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