Glenn Greenwald’s NSA hearing has been cancelled as President Obama seems to have a renewed interest in House Democrats.
But Greenwald now tells POLITICO that the hearing has been canceled due to Obama’s decision to meet with House Democrats.
“Obama developed a sudden and newfound interest in House Democrats and scheduled a meeting with them for that same time,” he wrote in an email, adding that the committee was trying to re-schedule the meeting to take place before congress goes on recess.
Representatives from both the American Civil Liberties Union and the conservative Cato Institute were expected to testify, Grayson told The Guardian.
It’s interesting that the hearing was cancelled when a new information drop came from Greenwald Wednesday about NSA X-Keyscore program giving analysts the ability to perform searches without authorization. The program sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history.