Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Sec. Jack Lew (Treasury)
Katrina Vanden Heuvel
Stephanopoulos: OMG Anthony Weiner's
campaign manager quit!
Zeleny: Nany Pelosi said he should get
a clue just because he said can't stop
sending strange women pictures
of his reproductive organs
Zeleny: it's all quite bizarre
Stephanopoulos: welcome Glenn Greenwald
Greenwald: hi George
Stephanopoulos: could Ed Snowden
really wiretap anyone?
Greenwald: low-level private contractors
have access to trillions of phone calls
Stephanopoulos: good lord
Greenwald: also all your e-mails and
your browsing history
Greenwald: there may be legal limits but
nothing to stop low-level employees
from listening to anyone's phone calls
Stephanopoulos: is there any evidence
that NSA employees have abused this
Greenwald: sure there is – plus no one
knows what they are really doing
Stephanopoulos: where is Ed Snowden now?
Greenwald: he's somewhere in Russia
and happy to be out of the spotlight
Stephanopoulos: I'm sure – thanks for coming Glenn
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Chambliss: Saxby can low-level NSA
employees really listen in on your phone calls?
Chambliss: I was just at the NSA headquarters
and they assured me that they can't monitor
e-mails or phone calls
Stephanopoulos: well that settles that question
Chambliss: yep – I was convinced
Stephanopoulos: Dick what about the vote
in the House to stop metadata collection?
Durbin: it was a close vote and
we're going to get more oversight
Stephanopoulos: do you support limits?
Durbin: absolutely – we should stop
all this data collection and completely
reform the FISA court too
Chambliss: look we have plenty of oversight
now and we should never invade anyone's
privacy ever but also if had the metadata
collection program in 2001 we
would have prevented 9/11 and
saved thousands of lives
Stephanopoulos: what's going on in Egypt?
Durbin: we have to make it clear to
Egypt what is unacceptable for us
in their country
Chambliss: we need to stay our of their
country but also make it clear what
we will and will not tolerate in their country
Stephanopoulos: thanks for coming guys
[ break ]
Stephanopoulos: is Congress going
to insist on shutting down the government?
Lew: it would be nice if the Congress didn't
actively threaten the U.S. economy
Stephanopoulos: interesting concept
Lew: last time there was a debt
ceiling fight it did great damage
Stephanopoulos: so will we go through
it all over again?
Lew: we need to work together to create jobs
Stephanopoulos: but both sides are dug in
Lew: we need to break the logjam in Congress
Stephanopoulos: how do yo do that?
Lew: try to find some reasonable
people in elective office
Stephanopoulos: good luck with that
Lew: look we learned in 2011 threatening
not to raise the debt ceiling is a terrible idea
Stephanopoulos: but the President has to negotiate
Lew: even agreeing to negotiate over
whether to pay America's debts sends
a bad message and Obama won't do it
Stephanopoulos: who is going to
be the next Fed Chair?
Lew: that's a secret
Steph: you're not seriously considering
Larry Summers are you?
Lew: um maybe
Stephanopoulos: will Obama bail out Detroit?
Stephanopoulos: thanks for coming Jack
[ break ]
Stephanopoulos: isn't the recovery weak
because of GOP threats over the debt ceiling?
Will: Obama's recovery from the Bush
recession is not as good as George Bush's
economic peak or Reagan's recovery
Van Den Heuvel: the GOP keeps
sabatoging the economy
Noonan: the American people just
reelected Obama which proves
how much they hate him