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Phone companies to get immunity while Congress would get more oversight
WASHINGTON - In the war on terror, Democrats claim President Bush has abused the power of his office, violated civil rights, and trampled on the Constitution.
But when given the chance last week to challenge the administration's use of wiretapping, Democratic leaders instead chose to cut a deal with the White House.
The result? It may now never be known if the Bush administration broke the law or sidestepped the Constitution when it launched its secret surveillance program shortly after Sept. 11, 2001.