Domestic Surveillance Program: Opposition Within DOJ and Administration Defense of Actions

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 1, 2006

Several news items today regarding the domestic surveillance program revealed in a December 15, 2005 New York Times article, the ramifications of which are subject to Congressional and DOJ investigation, continued commentary and perhaps further response by other judges on the FISA Court.

  • New York Times: Justice Deputy Resisted Parts of Spy Program: The authors of the above referenced article, Eric Lichtblau and James Risen, report that in March 2004 while then AG Ashcroft was in hospital, the acting AG, James B. Comey objected to aspects of the domestic surveillance program.
    Related references:

  • Bush Defends Domestic Spying Program
  • AP: Schumer Seeks Motive in U.S. Spy Probe
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