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Richard Burr Senate Intelligence Committee Ted Cruz

SIC questions Cruz use of data

16 Dec, 2015

Burr asks his staff to look into whether or not Senator Cruz released confidential information. Cruz made a claim during an exchange with Marco Rubio about the USA Freedom Act, which Cruz supported and Rubio opposed. Cruz said that “nearly 100 percent” of phone numbers can be checked for terror ties under the new program, compared to “20 percent to 30 percent” under earlier Patriot Act provisions. Burr says that any time specific numbers are discussed a question emerges as to whether it’s classified or open source.