Thursday, February 09, 2006

White House Flip-Flops on Domestic Spying Records

President Bush has caved to pressure from Republican and Democratic Congress members and turned over classified information about his domestic spying operation.

The White House had earlier refused to turn over the documents. But mounting pressure from Republican leaders changed minds in the Bush administration.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter (R-PA) announced he's working on a bill requiring the FISA secret court to review the domestic spying program and determine if it's constitutional.

And Rep Heather Wilson (R-NM), chair of a House intel subcommittee, called for a full review of the operation and an update of the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. (AP)

1 comment:

Daedalus said...

I'm sure it has a substantial number of black marker lines through it.