It’s a question about Verizon phone records being monitored by the Federal Government that will have to be answered behind closed doors.
During a finance committee hearing for the Department of Justice Thursday, Senator Mark Kirk asked Attorney General Eric Holder if the Executive Branch has abused the separation of powers by monitoring phone records of members of congress and those serving in the legislative branch.
Holder didn’t provide any assurance and said he would be more comfortable answering that question in a quote “appropriate setting.”
Kirk told Holder the answer should have been “the executive branch stayed within its lanes” and didn’t challenge the separation of powers.
The committee chair said a classified briefing should be set up to address the concerns.