Congress has been given oversight of the US Intelligence Community. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has 21 members. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has 15 members. There is a belief in some quarters that 36 members of Congress are too many to entrust with sensitive intelligence data given the congressional propensity for leaks to the media. This has resulted in certain intelligence issues being disclosed only to the “Gang of Eight,” which is composed of committee leadership and House and Senate leaders. This excludes 32 of the 36 committee members who maintain they cannot exercise their oversight responsibilities by being left in the dark on critical matters. Which camp has the better argument?
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