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    This isn't hearsay anyway.  I would suggest you read up on it.  Hearsay is specifically applied to what may be entered into evidence during an actual criminal or civil case.  Hearsay is sufficient to subpoena witnesses and documents, and it can be sufficient to issue arrest or search warrants.  Furthermore, in this case, even if it was in court, it specifically meets an exception to the hearsay rules because it's regarding government records.

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      ruling on this?  

      In all honesty, this argument is running around in circles--nothing can be done in seriousness with the Snowden stuff until more is revealed.  The Snowden docs and revelations themselves only get you so far.  What is really needed is a congressional investigation (an honest one, not a Darryl Issa BS thing) and more info being released, such as the FISA court ruling that is the target of Wyden's bill from June.  

      I believe that we all need this, because (1) it takes the emphasis off of Snowden and puts it firmly on the issue and (2) it is the best way to ensure that decent legislation is produced.

      Unfortunately, given the state of the House right now, I doubt that much good will come from there.

      In the meantime, calls for Clapper's head based on what we have so far are counter-productive--that places the focus on the players and not the system.  The system is the thing that needs reforming.  I hope everyone here can agree to that....

      To be free and just depends on us. Victor Hugo.

      by dizzydean on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 05:25:02 PM PDT

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