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Rockefeller: Shift in Wiretapping Policy Is Unclear

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Rockefeller: Shift in Wiretapping Policy Is Unclear

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Rockefeller: Shift in Wiretapping Policy Is Unclear

Rockefeller: Shift in Wiretapping Policy Is Unclear

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The new chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says that even he isn't clear on the just-announced changes to the NSA's domestic spying program.

He can't get an answer, for example, about whether the FISA court has granted blanket authority for wiretapping Americans, or whether individual warrants will be required.

In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) also weighs in on Iraq, Iran and CIA secret prisons. His views carry particular weight, because he's one of the few members of Congress with access to the most highly classified threat intelligence.

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