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ID:

473

Date:

2009-11-12

Headline:

Bush Feared Successor Might Revoke Telco Spy Immunity

Reporter's name:

David Kravets

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Wired: Threat Level

City:

San Francisco, CA

Summary:

Officials within the administration of George W. Bush feared having to confirm or deny the government's most controversial warrantless wiretapping practices as part of a deal to immunize companies that cooperated, documents disclosed under FOIA show.

Notes:

The Electronic Frontier Foundation won the release of thousands of pages of documents that included draft legislation and communication between the Department of Justice and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence regarding the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and proposed amendments.

Keywords:

EFF, DOJ, ODNI, NSA, warrantless wiretapping, George W. Bush, telecommunications, telecom, immunity, FISA, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Michael Mukasey, Barack Obama

URL:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/11/bush-concerned-successor-might-revoke-telco-spy-immunity/


Agencies:

DOJ
NSA
ODNI

States:

CA
DC

Categories:

civil rights
technology
telecommunications


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