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  • Aug 11th, 2013 @ 1:13pm


    Ms Hoelzer:

    It sounds as though Senator Wyden's objections to the legal authorizations are profound. Given the intransigence of the administration, would this not be an appropriate time to utilize the senate's version of a trump card - and filibuster the reauthorizations altogether?

    Given how much damage is being done to the fundamentals of our democracy by the organizations chartered with its protection, at least the threat seems appropriate.

    Though that may be just as dangerous for Senator Wyden's career, or those of his staff, as the suggestion in an earlier comment to enter the documents in question into the legislative record.

    I'd be grateful for any thoughts you have on the topic!

    Thank you, very much, for the work you're doing on the senator's staff and for your insight here.