Sen. Dianne Feinstein put a bombshell on top of a bombshell by saying Congress was fully aware that Americans’ phone records have most likely been collected – in mass – for at least the past seven years..

“As far as I know, this is the exact three-month renewal of what has been the case for the past seven years,” said Feinstein, D-California. “This renewal is carried out by the FISA court under the business records section of the Patriot Act. Therefore it is lawful. It has been briefed to Congress.”


CNN, (who has effectively buried this story,) says that the latest revaluation doesn’t mean all of Congress knew.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, head of the Appropriations Committee, called for a closed-door briefing of the entire Senate. When she read the news Thursday morning,

“It was like, oh, God, not one more thing … where we’re trying to protect America and then it looks like we’re spying on America,” she said at a hearing with Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday.

She asked Holder to give a classified briefing to the Appropriations Committee, and he agreed.

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