by D. Cupples | The U.S. House agreed to hold a secret (i.e., no public and no reporters) meeting to debate FISA last night. According to The Hill, "the last closed House session was held in 1983. Only five have been held since 1825."
Beforehand, Majortiy Leader Steny Hoyer made this statement:
"The Majority received a request from the Minority Whip, Mr. Blunt, for the House to go into secret session. Mr. Blunt stated that Members in the Minority believe they have information relevant to the debate on FISA that cannot be publicly discussed. The Majority agreed to Mr. Blunt’s request so that the Members may hear this information in a secret session...."
I'd like to know how it came about that Minority members of Congress know such important details that Majority members don't know.
Memeorandum has commentary.
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