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Report: Bush program extended beyond wiretapping

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posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 02:44 PM
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Report: Bush program extended beyond wiretapping


www.sfgate.com

The Bush administration authorized secret surveillance activities that still have not been made public, according to a new government report that questions the legal basis for the unprecedented anti-terrorism program.

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posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 02:44 PM
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Just so we are on the same page, this is well known and the methods used were talked about many times. It should also be noted that the current President also agreed to follow up on this policy, as the old saying goes, its business as usual.



The Bush White House acknowledged in 2005 that it allowed the National Security Agency to intercept international communications that passed through U.S. cables without court orders.

The inspectors general interviewed more than 200 government officials and private sector personnel, including former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Five former Bush administration officials refused to be interviewed, including former CIA Director George Tenet and former Attorney General John Ashcroft.


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