's Jeff Stein reports:
Russ Tice, an NSA intelligence analyst fired last January in the wake of revelations about the agency's warrantless eavesdropping program, is finally getting his chance to tell what he says are even more explosive secrets to Congress.
Tice has made a public issue for weeks out of the fact that no one in Congress has asked him to tell them what he knows about the NSA's domestic programs. Yesterday -- after a USA Today piece on the NSA programs made major waves -- the Senate Armed Services Committee asked him to come testify, he told CQ
. The date will be sometime next week, according to Tice.