Monday Likely to Bring More NSA Intercepts News to John Bolton Battle


As reported on Saturday, the National Security Agency has recommended that access be provided to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the ten sets of intercepts of which John Bolton requested to know the names of redacted U.S. official’s names.
On Monday, we should learn what the terms of access are for Members of the Committee and staff.
TWN also knows that securing this approval from NSA was complex and challenging and originally strongly opposed by senior staff on the majority side of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Senator Richard Lugar, Chairman of the Committee, pressured the administration to comply with the requests made by Senators Dodd and Biden. Lugar believes in a fair process and compelled the administration not to stonewall.
Watch for more news on this tomorrow.
— Steve Clemons