Groups demand Congress really oversee intelligence agencies
Nathan Leamer from the R Street Institute, a group that signed the letter, told The Daily Caller News Foundation that intelligence information gets bottled up in the intelligence committees. Congressmen end up having outdated or even incorrect information. When outside groups contradict the intelligence committees, Congress has little information to go on.
“Do you trust just the intelligence committee or are we going to trust all members of Congress to know what they are voting on?” Leamer asked.
Leamer said the letter has received positive feedback from multiple members of Congress.