AG Gonzales Testimony to Judiciary Cmte. Generates Strong Response

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 7, 2006

Follow-up to yesterday’s posting, AG Alberto R. Gonzales Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Cmte. Today, the following transcript of the AG’s answers to Sen. Specter’s questions (11 pages, PDF), via CDT.
Related references:

  • New York Times: Republican Who Oversees N.S.A. Calls for Wiretap Inquiry
  • Posting by Sen. Russ Feingold in response to AG Gonzales testimony
  • Editor & Publisher: Attorney General Hits the Press for Reminding Terrorists That, Maybe, the U.S. Might Be Watching Them…Gonzales: “But if they’re not reminded about it all the time in the newspapers and in stories, they sometimes forget…”
  • Press release: “Appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee today, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales failed to answer direct, yet simple questions from senators surrounding the warrantless surveillance of Americans by the National Security Agency. The American Civil Liberties Union condemned that lack of transparency, noting that part of the role of the executive is to provide the legislative branch with ample information for proper oversight.”
  • An ABA “task force will examine the legal issues surrounding the federal government’s surveillance of Americans inside the U.S.”
  • Postings on domestic surveillance
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