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Trump’s CIA nominee grilled on his advocacy of surveillance database

13
Jan
2017
Trump’s CIA nominee grilled on his advocacy of surveillance database

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President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency wants to create a massive surveillance database by resurrecting a U.S. telephone records collection program, but some senators questioned what limits he would accept.

CIA nominee Mike Pompeo, currently a Republican representative from Kansas, has called on Congress to reverse its mid-2015 decision to rein in the phone metadata collection program run by the National Security Agency, a sister agency to the CIA that focuses on signals intelligence.

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