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Crusader for More Transparency on Intelligence Sees Risk and Reward From Snowden Leaks

 

 
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a member of the House Intelligence Committee, sees the heightened concern by Americans about newly-revealed surveillance programs as a chance for progress on measures he’s long advocated. Photo by Bill Clark/ CQ Roll Call. By: Kwame Holman        

California Democrat Adam Schiff is one of Congress’ most prominent advocates for more openness from U.S. intelligence agencies about their activities. As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, he was aware of the secret National Security Agency (NSA) program that collected millions of Americans’ phone records long before it was leaked in early June by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Read whole story

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Adam Schiff

Congressman Adam B. Schiff was born June 22, 1960 in Framingham, Massachusetts. A 1982 graduate of Stanford University and a 1985 graduate of Harvard Law School, Adam went on to distinguish himself in the U.S. Attorney’s Office...

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