Only 47 of 100 senators attended the 2:30 briefing, leaving dozens of chairs in the secure meeting room empty as Clapper, Alexander and other senior officials told lawmakers about classified programs to monitor millions of telephone calls and broad swaths of Internet activity.
No biggie though, I’m sure 53% of our senior lawmakers don’t need to worry themselves with such things as spying on Americans. I can’t wait for the list of names to come out.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), one of the chief critics of the surveillance programs, was spotted leaving the briefing.
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