Glenn Greenwald To Testify Before Congress


A congressional hearing next Wednesday on the National Security Agency’s surveillance efforts will include testimony from critics, including the journalist who first reported on the programs. 

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) told The Guardian that he’s working with other lawmakers to spearhead the hearing in order to rebut “constant misleading information” from the intelligence community. It will not be a formal hearing, but will feature rougly a dozen lawmakers from both parties.

Grayson said that The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, who reported on the surveillance programs based on information provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, has been invited to participate in the hearing via video conference from his home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Greenwald indicated over Twitter on Friday that he will participate.



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