Obama throws congress under the bus. Obama: Every member of Congress briefed on NSA phone programs.—
Angel C (@alc965) June 07, 2013
As it turns out, members of Congress might be harder to keep under the bus than, say, a couple of rogue, low level IRS employees in Cincinnati.
During President Obama’s remarks Friday morning about the NSA controversy, he said this:
Now, the programs that have been discussed over the last couple days in the press are secret in the sense that they’re classified, but they’re not secret in the sense that when it comes to telephone calls, every member of Congress has been briefed on this program.
“Every member of Congress has been briefed on this program.”
The initial pair of members of Congress who have already contradicted Obama’s claim is bipartisan:
And that list is growing:
Maybe, as Bill Clinton might say, it depends on what your definition of “every member of Congress” is.