ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 06, 2013
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(Studio: Brian Ross) The surprising scale and scope of the President Obama administration's secret collection of Verizon phone records examined; details given about the documents confirming the surveillance program. [ACLU counsel Michelle RICHARDSON†- outlines what the records reflect.] [President BUSH - comments on the surveillance.] [At hearings, in response to query from Senator Ron WYDEN†, OFFICIAL - denies.] [Electronic Frontier Foundation attorney Mark RUMOLD†- says it is sweeping.] [Representative Mike ROGERS - says the program thwarted a domestic terrorism case.] The government's obtaining of Internet records as well noted.
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.
(White House: Jonathan Karl) The reaction to the administration's secret phone surveillance examined; details given of the White House position and the support from some Republicans. [In 2007, Senator Barack OBAMA - opposes illegal wiretapping.] [Senator Bernie SANDERS†- says it violates the Constitution.] [At hearings, Senator Mark KIRK†- asks if Congressional phones are tapped, too.] [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM - defends monitoring.]
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