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Now that's the other thing everybody's talking about today Peter Barnes with more on it from DC right now Peter.
Well -- -- -- in the Obama administration is defending a secret order requiring Verizon to turn over records.
On its 100 million customers to the National Security Agency.
The order approved by a special court in April was first reported in Britain's the guardian newspaper yesterday.
And a statement today a senior administration official said quote.
Information of the sort described in the guardian article has been a critical tool in protecting the nation.
From terrorist threats to the United States as -- as it allows counterterrorism personnel to discover whether known or suspected terrorists have been in contact with other persons.
Who may be engaged in terrorist activities particularly.
People located in the United -- -- of course privacy and civil liberties groups are outraged one of them calling this -- -- and some members of congress are concerned as well.
But others are not.
Homegrown terrorism is one of my biggest concerns is happening in our own backyard and I'm glad the NSA.
Is trying to find out what terrorists for up to overseas and inside the country I'm a Verizon.
Customer I don't mind -- Verizon turning over records.
To the government if the government is gonna make sure that they try to match up.
-- known terror asked.
Home with -- somebody in the United States so annoying to worry about I'm glad -- activities going on but it is limited.
Two tracking people who are suspected to be terrorist and who they may be talking to.
The sweep of Verizon phone records is under way right now and ends in July the company itself.
Declining to comment on any of this -- confirm this order a we also reached out to AT&T and sprint.
About whether or not they're under such or orders they declined to comment as well think McConnell thank you Gator -- -- --
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