Draft legislation that Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein,
the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Intelligence
Committee, had circulated weeks ago likely will not be introduced
this year and, even if it were, would stand no chance of
advancing, the sources said.
Key among the problems was the lack of White House support for
legislation in spite of a high-profile court showdown between the
Justice Department and Apple Inc over the suspect iPhone,
according to Congressional and Obama Administration officials and
“They’ve dropped anchor and taken down the sail,” former NSA and
CIA director Michael Hayden said.