House Homeland Security Committee
The embarrassing disclosures about lapses in presidential security just keep coming for the Secret Service.
In a debate over the future of U.S. government surveillance and the National Security Agency, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., called leaker Edward Snowden a “defector and a traitor,” and said that such metadata in 2001 could likely have prevented the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says it’s still unclear whether the Boston bombings were foreign-directed, but he says they were clearly, quote, “foreign-inspired.”
Former Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman says failures by national security agencies tainted investigations into the Boston bombing plotters — and says the scheme could have been discovered beforehand.
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee is defending the head of the Secret Service in the Colombian incident involving agents and prostitutes.