Chambliss: Closure Of Embassies ‘Most Serious Threat I’ve Seen In A Number Of Years’

AP

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), the top ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Sunday the “chatter” that led to the closure of 21 U.S. embassies and consulates in the Muslim world was “very reminiscent of what we saw pre-9/11.”

“[It is] the most serious threat I’ve seen in a number of years,” Chambliss said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

The Obama administration ordered the closings after U.S. intelligence intercepted conversations between terrorist organizations, which Chambliss said was only possible because of the controversial NSA program that allows the government to listen into phone calls, emails and 

 

 

 

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