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Domestic Spying / Investigation #813685

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 30, 2005
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(Washington: Claire Shipman) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The Justice Department's launch of an investigation into who leaked information about President Bush's secret domestic spying program to the "New York Times" examined; details given about the National Security Agency program allowing the government to eavesdrop on people in this country without a court order. [BUSH - calls the leak a "shameful act."] [Former federal prosecutor David SCHERTLER†- says the Justice Department takes such a leak seriously.] [Georgetown University law school professor David COLE†- says there were two crimes: the leak & the president's warrantless wiretaps.] The coming intense legal fight for the "New York Times" noted.

Shipman, Claire;
Thomas, Pierre

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