President Obama to Meet with Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers About NSA Surveillance Program
President Obama to Meet with Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers About NSA Surveillance Program

President Obama is set to meet with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to discuss the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. The meeting, scheduled to be held in the Oval Office, will address concerns about privacy by lawmakers who are pushing to rein in the NSA’s authority.

President Obama’s national security team is pushing to keep its surveillance powers in tact while acknowledging the inevitability of limitations to their powers, the AP reports.

This meeting comes as Russia granted temporary asylum to fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who was holed up in a Moscow transit area for 39 days.