August 10, 2013
Responding to critics, President Barack Obama promised Friday to work with Congress on “appropriate reforms” for domestic surveillance programs that were thrust into the public eye by leaker Edward Snowden, pointing the way to what could be the most comprehensive changes since the anti-terror Patriot Act was passed in the wake of the attacks of Sept, 11, 2001.
“It’s not enough for me to have confidence in these programs,” the president declared at a White House news conference shortly before a scheduled departure on a weeklong vacation. ”The American people have to have confidence in them as well.” The president announced a series of changes in a program that daily collects millions of records of phone calls made by Americans.
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