Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Intel Chief Hints At Bigger Spy Program

(CBS/AP) President Bush's spy chief sought to defend Attorney General Alberto Gonzales against charges of lying to Congress in a technically worded statement Tuesday hinging on when the government's terror surveillance program got its name. He hinted — as Gonzales has — that there's more to the program than has been made public.

Senate Judiciary Committee members have questioned whether Gonzales told the truth when he testified last week that a 2004 confrontation between administration officials was not about the president's secret eavesdropping program, dubbed the terrorist surveillance program.

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Comment: Surveillance programs are overseen by Senate committees. If senators are aware of these programs but are trying to use this information for purely partisan purposes ..... I will let you the reader decide on what punishment should be meted out.

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