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Boehner: Surveillance program helped foil U.S. terror plot

House Speaker John Boehner credited a federal surveillance program for helping to uncover a plot from an Ohio man to blow up bombs at the U.S. Capitol.

The first thing that strikes me is that we would have never known about this had it not been for the FISA program and our ability to collect information on people who pose an imminent threat,” Boehner said.

Chaffetz’s high-profile role

Boehner, who faced a threat to his own life from a bartender at his local country club in Ohio, noted that man — Mike Hoyt — was suffering from mental illness. But he said the threat hit a little too close to home, “It’s one thing to get a threat from far away it’s another when it’s three doors down from where you live.”

Source: CNN (4265 Articles)
Written by By Deirdre Walsh