Rep. King: NSA Programs ‘Would’ve Improved Our Chances’ of Stopping 9/11

by Will Allen

Representative Peter King of New York believes that the National Security Agency’s controversial surveillance programs “definitely would’ve improved our chances of being able to stop 9/11,” had they been in place prior to the attack.  Reiterating an opinion expressed during his questioning of General Keith Alexander, the Long Island Republican told CNN’s Jake Tapper that the programs “would’ve added an extra piece of the mosaic.”  He also disputed Senator Rand Paul’s claim that pre-9/11 intelligence and policework failures had nothing to do with telephone surveillance: “If we are looking in hindsight, I’d say it’s much more likely we would have found something if the FISA authorization had been there.”

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