Future Senate hearings of this kind are forbidden by Majority Leader McConnell, was this the last throes of dissent against the Trumpenführer-Elect? Quite likely.
"The bill will get phone records out of the hands of the government. But from that point on, I’m not sure how much of an improvement it is." -- Marcy Wheeler
We should have known what independent review actually meant!
ProPublica has produced a video showing, point-by-point all the ways that US government officials, all the way up to Obama, have told blatant lies about the details and extent of NSA spying.