|Ellison said Congress didn't know as much as Obama would have you believe.|
Yesterday, Keith Ellison took part in a panel discussion about the Obama administration's Prism surveillance program on George Stephanopoulos's This Week
show. Joining him were George Will, Matthew Dowd, Paul Krugman, and Greta Van Susteren.SEE ALSO: Al Franken defends Prism, says of leaks: "Nothing surprised me"
One question that has emerged following the leak of classified documents about Prism (read this Guardian report
for background information) pertains to how much Congress actually knew about it. Obama has pointed out that Congress was repeatedly briefed about the program in closed sessions, but if comments Ellison made yesterday on ABC can be believed, those briefings didn't provide members with enough information for them to play an effective supervisory role.More »