MythMythfor a short story competition. Myth was about the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. At the time, there was controversy going on about unethical practices by the SSCI and the CIA. Now, that controversy is continuing.
The room was filled with flashes of light and the sound of camera shutters.
“Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?” asked Rick Wyatt, a Senator from Oregon.
“No sir,” replied Jonathan Clark, Director of National Intelligence. “Not wittingly. There are cases where they could inadvertently, perhaps, collect, but not wittingly.”
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence oversaw the Intelligence Community. During such oversight hearings, senators would sit at a long table and ask questions via microphone. Military and intelligence figures sat across in two different tables, testifying under oath. Almost everyone there who did not work for the government were journalists covering the hearing or photographers taking pictures of it. Behind the Senators sat their Congressional staff, people who passed them notes, whispered advice, and got them something to drink every
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This just seems to get worse and worse.