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Sen. Leahy Responds To President’s NSA Reforms

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is pictured July 31, 2013. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is pictured July 31, 2013. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Responding to criticism from many corners, President Obama today mapped out some changes to the government’s surveillance practices — practices that saw daylight when former NSA contractor Edward Snowden disclosed them in a huge data dump.

One of those voices of criticism belongs to Senator Patrick Leahy, Democrat of Vermont. He’s also chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

He joins Here & Now’s Robin Young from Capitol Hill.

Guest

  • Patrick Leahy, U.S. Senator for Vermont since 1975. He’s the longest serving Democrat in the U.S. Senate, and chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. He tweets @SenatorLeahy.

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