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Capitol Hill lawmakers involved in national intelligence concerns disagreed Sunday about whether to stop the NSA’s massive mining of phone records, following the release of a White House report that calls for the federal government to no longer store such information and questions whether the program stops terror attacks.
“This is not the Holy Grail of reports,” Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, told ABC’s “This Week.”
The Michigan Republican said he disagrees with the argument the White House advisory panel report was a devastating blow to the National Security Agency’s gathering of telephone metadata and with the report recommendation that telecommunications companies or a third party store the data.