The quickest way to describe the 45-minute meeting is as a tug-of-war between two ideas: a) blanket surveillance is fundamentally unconstitutional and needs to stop and b) NSA surveillance programs need to be tweaked to rein in some level of over-reach.
With national security at risk, an important conversation has begun in Washington, D.C. and caught fire around the dinner table all over the country. What do you like more? Your privacy? Your safety? Both?
What will the NSA do when they find possible drug dealers, human traffickers, racketeers, and inside traders, as well as terrorists? Will their collection of telephone records became the mother-lode of investigative leads?