Attorney Talks About Lawsuit Against Bush, NSA Over Wiretaps
Truthout's Jason Leopold writes: "Recently, I sat down with attorney Jon Eisenberg who sued George W. Bush, the National Security Administration (NSA), and other federal agencies, on behalf of two Washington DC-based lawyers who allege their telephone calls were illegally monitored by the NSA in March 2004. The lawyers, Wendell Belew and Asim Ghafoor, appear to be the only American citizens who say they have hard evidence that proves the government spied on them."
Intelligence Chief Appears to Have Misled Congress on Wiretaps
Dan Eggen, The Washington Post, writes: "Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell told Congress last week that a May wiretap that targeted Iraqi insurgents was delayed for 12 hours by attempts to comply with onerous surveillance laws, which slowed an effort to locate three US soldiers who had been captured south of Baghdad."
Ex-White House Lawyer: Eavesdropping Program Was Illegal
Pamela Hess of The Associated Press reports: "A former top lawyer for the Bush administration said on Tuesday said that parts of President Bush's controversial eavesdropping program were illegal."
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