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Bush / FBI Informants #651645

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 06, 2002
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Crawford, Texas: Josh Gerstein) The issue of President Bush's use of executive privilege in the investigation of the FBI's use of top informants examined; details given of the case of Joseph Salvati, who was kept in prison while innocent to protect informants James "Whitey" Bulger and Stephen Flemmi. [May 2, 2001, SALVATI - says the FBI took away 30 years of my life.] [Former FBI agent John CONNOLLY - says Bulger and Flemmi were given "special status" and left alone.] [Representative Dan BURTON - raises the issue of the oversight responsibility of Congress.] [Catholic University of America professor Mark ROZELL - says the Bush administration is trying to expand the scope of executive privilege.] [Former White House counsel C. Boyden GRAY - comments on constitutional issues.]

Gerstein, Josh;
Simpson, Carole

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