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Clash Over NSA Spy Programs on Capitol Hill

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Mueller, the director of the FBI, was on the Hill on Thursday to brief lawmakers on surveillance programs that were recently made public.

“And I think when the American people hear that, they’re going stop and say, ‘Wait, the information we’re getting is incorrect,’” he said. “So I would just tell the American people, ‘Let’s take a step back, look at what’s going on, the oversight and compliance, and then let’s have this discussion.’”

Following the Senate briefing, Mike Johanns, R-Neb., said he feels more comfortable with the surveillance.

“I wouldn’t say [my concerns] were 100 percent resolved, but I think some very good steps were taken,” he said.

Humberto Sanchez contributed to this report.

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