CIA Director John Brennan said Sunday that terrorists are heavily monitoring the Senate’s 11th-hour vote Sunday to stop three surveillance provisions of the USA Patriot Act from expiring at midnight today.

CIA Director John Brennan Face the Nation

“I think terrorist elements have watched very carefully what has happened here in the United States.Whether or not it’s disclosures of classified information, or whether it’s changes in the law and policies, they’re looking for the seams to operate within,” Brennan said on CBS’s Face the Nation. “This is something that we can’t afford to deal with right now, because if you look at the horrific terrorist attacks and violence that’s being perpetrated around the globe, we need to keep our country safe.”
Congress was set to begin debate Sunday at 4pm ET. The floor session is airing live on C-SPAN here.
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