|Griffith: ‚ÄúThanks Mr. President, but don‚Äôt send us the ‚Äėcondensed version‚Äô‚ÄĚ
Friday, August 9, 2013 ‚Äď Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement regarding President Obama‚Äôs statement today on improving oversight of the NSA‚Äôs surveillance activities:
‚ÄúI look forward to seeing the FISA Court opinions and the reasoning of the court that the President indicated the Administration will release. While I understand they may need to protect names and other personal information, I hope they do not redact vital legal reasoning as I do not want to see a white-washed, Reader‚Äôs Digest condensed version of the court‚Äôs thought process on allowing the government to collect and store every American‚Äôs phone records.
‚ÄúI appreciate the President‚Äôs willingness to work with Members of Congress on this issue as we seek to improve oversight of the NSA program and protect the freedoms and liberty of all Americans.‚ÄĚ